Seeing Things as They Are Selected Journalism and Other Writings

George Orwell

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An enlightening anthology of George Orwell’s journalism and non-fiction writing

Famous for his novels and essays, Orwell remains one of our very best journalists and commentators. Confronting social, political and moral dilemmas head-on, he was fearless in his writing- a champion of free speech, a defender against social injustice and a sharp-eyed chronicler of the age. But his work is also timeless, as pieces on immigration, Scottish independence and a Royal Commission on the Press attest.Seeing Things As They Are, compiled by renowned Orwell scholar Peter Davison, brings together in one volume many of Orwell’s articles and essays for journals and newspapers, his broadcasts for the BBC, and his book, theatre and film reviews. Whether political, poetic, polemic or personal, this is surprising, witty and intelligent writing to delight in.

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ISBN – 9780141984230
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 25/08/2016
Dimensions – 196mm X 129mm
Categories – Media

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