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I Belong To The Left

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I Belong To The Left

1945

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I Belong To The Left by George Orwell
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On 29 March 1945 Orwell's wife Eileen died, aged 39. Her last long, very moving letters to her husband are printed here. Less than six months later the novel that she might be said to have nurtured and which gave Orwell world-wide fame, Animal Farm, was published. For a little over three months Orwell worked as a War Correspondence for The Observer and the Manchester Evening News. As well as 74 books specifically reviewed, many others were discussed briefly in essays and in her column 'As I Please'. 'Politics and the English Language, one of Orwell's most important essays, was immediately reprinted for journalists of The Observer and News of the World as a guide to tood writing. His defence of P. G. Wodehouse, printed here, was written at a time when Wodehouse was still under a cloud. Essays and articles wrote for The Observer, Manchester Evening News and Evening Standard are reprinted; correspondence shows he had written the first twelve pages of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Eileen's will and Orwell's first notes for his literary executor are also reproduced. Orwell kept a careful account of what he earned to assist in making his income tax return. Only one such record has survived (for
Release date NZ
July 15th, 1999
Author
Contributor
Volume editor P.H. Davison
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Pages
536
Dimensions
167x242x47
ISBN-13
9780436203725
Product ID
1669155

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