Why I Write (Penguin Great Ideas)
A selec­tion of George Orwell’s polit­i­cal­ly charged essays on lan­guage and writ­ing that give con­text to his dystopi­an clas­sic, 1984Through­out his­to­ry, some books have changed the world. They have trans­formed the way we see our­selves — and each oth­er. They have inspired debate, dis­sent, war and rev­olu…
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A selec­tion of George Orwell’s polit­i­cal­ly charged essays on lan­guage and writ­ing that give con­text to his dystopi­an clas­sic, 1984

Through­out his­to­ry, some books have changed the world. They have trans­formed the way we see our­selves — and each oth­er. They have inspired debate, dis­sent, war and rev­o­lu­tion. They have enlight­ened, out­raged, pro­voked and com­fort­ed. They have enriched lives — and destroyed them.

Now, Pen­guin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pio­neers, rad­i­cals and vision­ar­ies whose ideas shook civ­i­liza­tion, and helped make us who we are. Penguin’s Great Ideas series fea­tures twelve ground­break­ing works by some of history’s most prodi­gious thinkers, and each vol­ume is beau­ti­ful­ly pack­aged with a unique type-​dri­ve design that high­lights the bookmaker’s art. Offer­ing great lit­er­a­ture in great pack­ages at great prices, this series is ide­al for those read­ers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.

Whether punc­tur­ing the lies of politi­cians, wit­ti­ly dis­sect­ing the Eng­lish char­ac­ter or telling unpalat­able truths about war, Orwell’s time­less, uncom­pro­mis­ing essays are more rel­e­vant, enter­tain­ing and essen­tial than ever in today’s era of spin.

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Pub­lish­er: Pen­guin Books
Pub­li­ca­tion Year: 2005
ISBN: 0143036351
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