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The first half of The Road to Wigan Pier documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions among the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism. Orwell states plainly that he himself is in favour of socialism, but feels it necessary to point out reasons why many people who would benefit from socialism and should logically support it, are in practice likely to be strong opponents.

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This eBook edition of «Keep the Aspidistra Flying» has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Gordon Comstock has 'declared war' on what he sees as an 'overarching dependence' on money by leaving a promising job as a copywriter for an advertising company called 'New Albion'—at which he shows great dexterity—and taking a low-paying job instead, ostensibly so he can write poetry. Coming from a respectable family background in which the inherited wealth has now become dissipated, Gordon resents having to work for a living. The 'war' (and the poetry), however, aren't going particularly well and, under the stress of his 'self-imposed exile' from affluence, Gordon has become absurd, petty and deeply neurotic…

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Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1945. The animals get fed up of their master, Farmer Jones, so they kick him out. Once they are free of the tyrant Jones, life on the farm is good for a while and there is hope for a happier future of less work, better education and more food. However, trouble brews as the pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, fight for the hearts and minds of the other animals on the farm.
This novel is an allegory – even though it is set on a farm and stars a cast of farm animals, it reflects the events of the Russian revolution of 1917. The animals are all clever representations of Russian politicians, voters and workers. Orwell used the novel to make his opinions on Russian leaders heard.

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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's account of his experiences and observations fighting for the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War. The war was one of the shaping events on his political outlook and a significant part of what led him to write, in 1946, «Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for Democratic Socialism, as I understand it.»

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This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada, based on Kathar (formerly spelled Katha), a town where Orwell served. It is a thinly-veiled tale from the waning days of British colonialism when Burma was ruled from Delhi as a part of British India–a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj. As the story opens, U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, is planning to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr Veraswami. The doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. Dr Veraswami wants the privilege of becoming a member of the British club because he thinks that if his standing with the Europeans is good, U Po Kyin's intrigues against him will not prevail. U Po Kyin begins a campaign to persuade the Europeans that the doctor holds disloyal, anti-British opinions, and believes anonymous letters with false stories about the doctor «will work wonders»…

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited George Orwell collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Thoughts on England: Down the Mine North and South Democracy in the British Army The Lion and the Unicorn Antisemitism in Britain In Defence of English Cooking Decline of the English Murder Politics and the English Language Reflections on War and Society: Spilling the Spanish Beans Not Counting Niggers Prophecies of Fascism Wells, Hitler and the World State Looking Back on the Spanish War Who Are the War Criminals? Future of a Ruined Germany Revenge is Sour You and the Atomic Bomb Notes on Nationalism Catastrophic Gradualism Freedom of the Park How the Poor Die In Front of Your Nose Views on Literature, Art & Famous Men: In Defence of the Novel Notes on the Way Charles Dickens Charles Reade Inside The Whale Literature and Totalitarianism The Art of Donald Mcgill Rudyard Kipling W. B. Yeats Mark Twain Raffles and Miss Blandish Arthur Koestler Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali Good Bad Books Nonsense Poetry In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse Politics vs. Literature Confessions of a Book Reviewer The Prevention of Literature Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool Writers and Leviathan Reflections on Gandhi Book Reviews: Mein Kampf Personal Record The Totalitarian Enemy The Development of William Butler Yeats Miscellaneous Writings: A Farthing Newspaper The Spike A Hanging Bookshop Memories Shooting an Elephant Marrakech New Words Boys' Weeklies and Frank Richards's Reply Poetry and the Microphone The Sporting Spirit A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray A Nice Cup of Tea Pleasure Spots Riding Down from Bangor Some Thoughts on the Common Toad James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution Why I Write Books vs. Cigarettes Such, Such Were the Joys As I Please

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