0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

A landmark collection of Orwell's writings, with a new Introduction by Jeremy Paxman

'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.

Buy Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780141187396
ISBN-10: 0141187395
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

Book Reviews - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Shooting an Elephant book by George Orwell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.
Customers Also Bought