Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays

By: Orwell, George

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212 pages. Moderately tanned pages. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Significant fading to spine and around edges of boards. 'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 19030608. Hardcover

Title: Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays

Author: Orwell, George

Categories: Essays & Literary Criticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

kg: 0.27 kg

Seller ID: 19030608

Keywords: BZDB5 Essays & Literary Criticism; Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays Hardcover,