Inside the whale and other essays

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Penguin, 1957 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Review: Inside the Whale and Other Essays

User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

This is a solid collection of Orwell's essays, including some of the most famous ones. Inside The Whale is long winded but prescient, and strangely feels as applicable today as it was in 1939 although ... Read full review

Review: Inside the Whale and Other Essays

User Review  - Derek Bridge - Goodreads

Written in the 1930s, 40s and early 50s, first read by me in the 1970s, how do these essays stand up now, 2013? Well, it's a mix. The stand out piece was, and remains, "Politics and the English ... Read full review

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England Your England
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About the author (1957)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.