George Orwell - Orwell on Truth (2nd Hand Hardback)
A selection of George Orwell's prescient, clear-eyed and stimulating writing on the subjects of truth and lies.
With an introduction by Alan Johnson.
. . . 'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.'
This selection of George Orwell's writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth.
. . . 'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.'
It ranges from discussion of personal honesty and morality, to freedom of speech and political propaganda. Orwell's unique clarity of thought and illuminating scepticism provide the perfect defence against our post-truth world of fake news and confusion. This book is needed, now more than ever.
. . . ’Intellectual honesty is a crime in any totalitarian country; but even in England it is not exactly profitable to speak and write the truth.
Includes passages from : Burmese Days, The Road to Wigan Pier, Coming Up for Air, The Lion and the Unicorn, Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell's letters, war-time diary, criticism and essays including 'Fascism and Democracy', 'Culture and Democracy', 'Looking Back on the Spanish War', 'As I Please', 'Notes on Nationalism', 'The Prevention of Literature', 'Politics and the English Language' and 'Why I Write'.
- Format : Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback (No Dust Jacket Issued)
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Politics & Government
- Published : 2017 (Harvill Secker - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9781787300521
- SKU : B002765
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"He was more than just a great writer. We need him today because of his passion for the truth' - Sunday Times.
"Orwell remains the gold standard by which everyone else's efforts should be judged." - The Telegraph.
"A writer who is still vividly contemporary . . . Orwell told the truth." - Christopher Hitchens.
"The greatest writer of the twentieth century." - The Observer.
"He made it his business to tell the truth at a time when many contemporaries believed that history had ordained the lie . . . His work endures, as lucid and vigorous as the day it was written." - Time.
"A prescient take on how we're all in 'the swamp', whether by design or against our will. I wish I'd known of, & read, Orwell whilst growing up & this book should be required reading for all secondary/ high school pupils." - Google Review.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.
His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
Featured Author . . . George Orwell
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