Essays George Orwell Facing Unpleasant Facts

ISBN 13: 9780156033138

Facing Unpleasant Facts

4.36 avg rating
( 423 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780156033138: Facing Unpleasant Facts

George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected--and illuminated--the fraught times in which he lived. "As soon as he began to write something," comments George Packer in his foreword, "it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge--in short, to think--as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent."

Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell's development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as "Shooting an Elephant" with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell's boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

HMH Hardcover, 2008, Previous ISBN: 978-0-15-101361-6

From the Back Cover:

The essential collection of narrative essays from a 20th century master

George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected--and illuminated--the fraught times in which he lived. "As soon as he began to write something," comments George Packer in his foreword, "it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge--in short, to think--as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent."

Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell's development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as "Shooting an Elephant" with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell's boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex.

"Reaffirm[s] the author's status as one of the definitive essayists in English literature."--Los Angeles Times

GEORGE ORWELL (1903 1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of nonfiction and fiction.

GEORGE PACKERis a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of The Assassin's Gate: America in Iraq and other works. He lives in Brooklyn.

Also in this series: All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays

"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

George Orwell
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801560331380000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

George Orwell Compiled and with an introduction by George Packer
Published by Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0156033135

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Orwell, George
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V6-9780156033138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Orwell, George
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Quantity Available: 14
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780156033138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

George Orwell
Published by Mariner Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected--and illuminated--the fraught times in which he lived. As soon as he began to write something, comments George Packer in his foreword, it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge--in short, to think--as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent. Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as Shooting an Elephant with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell s boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780156033138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Orwell, George
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 944222

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

George Orwell
Published by Mariner Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected--and illuminated--the fraught times in which he lived. As soon as he began to write something, comments George Packer in his foreword, it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge--in short, to think--as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent. Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as Shooting an Elephant with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell s boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780156033138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Orwell, George/ Packer, George (COM)
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell's boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these narrative essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. Bookseller Inventory # 113576521

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Orwell, George
Published by Mariner Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0156033135

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Orwell, George
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156033135 ISBN 13: 9780156033138
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156033135 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed! Some items may NOT be available for International Shipping. Please contact us about a particular item. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-9780156033138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book