Coverart for item
The Resource The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell, John Rodden and John Rossi

The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell, John Rodden and John Rossi

Label
The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell
Title
The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell
Statement of responsibility
John Rodden and John Rossi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Arguably the most influential political writer of the twentieth century, George Orwell remains a crucial voice for our times. Known world-wide for his two best-selling masterpieces Nineteen Eighty-Four, a gripping portrait of a dystopian future, and Animal Farm, a brilliant satire on the Russian Revolution, Orwell has been revered as an essayist, journalist and literary-political intellectual, and his works have exerted a powerful international impact on the post-World War Two era. This Introduction examines Orwell's life, work and legacy, addressing his towering achievement and his ongoing appeal. Combining important biographical detail with close analysis of his writings, the book considers the various genres in which Orwell wrote: the realistic novel, the essay, journalism and the anti-utopia. Ideally suited for readers approaching Orwell's work for the first time, the book concludes with an extended reflection on why George Orwell has enjoyed a literary afterlife unprecedented among modern authors in any language"--
  • "This Introduction examines Orwell's life, work and legacy, addressing his towering achievement and his ongoing appeal. Combining important biographical detail with close analysis of his writings, the book considers the various genres in which Orwell wrote: the realistic novel, the essay, journalism and the anti-utopia. Ideally suited for readers approaching Orwell's work for the first time, the book concludes with an extended reflection on why George Orwell has enjoyed a literary afterlife unprecedented among modern authors in any language"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodden, John
Dewey number
828.91209
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rossi, John
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Orwell, George
Label
The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell, John Rodden and John Rossi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chronology; Introduction; Part I. Life and Context: 1. Background and school days; 2. Burma and the wasted years; 3. The struggle to become a writer; 4. Orwell's breakthrough; 5. Spain and Orwell's political education; 6. Orwell's war; 7. Last years; Part II. Works: 8. Burmese Days; 9. A Clergyman's Daughter; 10. Keep the Aspidistra Flying; 11. Coming Up for Air; 12. Down and Out in Paris and London; 13. The Road to Wigan Pier; 14. Homage to Catalonia; 15. Orwell, the essayist; 16. A Hanging and Shooting an Elephant; 17. Inside the Whale; 18. Critical Essays; 19. Animal Farm; 20. Nineteen Eighty-Four; Part III. Critical Reception: 21. Starting out in the 1930s; 22. Critical controversy and popular success; 23. Posthumous fame; 24. 'Countdown' to 1-9-8-4; 25. Orwell in the twenty-first century; 26. An afterlife nonpareil; 27. 'If Orwell were alive today'; 28. A reputation evergreen; Select bibliography
Control code
FIEb17110397
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780521769235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)765812586
Label
The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell, John Rodden and John Rossi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chronology; Introduction; Part I. Life and Context: 1. Background and school days; 2. Burma and the wasted years; 3. The struggle to become a writer; 4. Orwell's breakthrough; 5. Spain and Orwell's political education; 6. Orwell's war; 7. Last years; Part II. Works: 8. Burmese Days; 9. A Clergyman's Daughter; 10. Keep the Aspidistra Flying; 11. Coming Up for Air; 12. Down and Out in Paris and London; 13. The Road to Wigan Pier; 14. Homage to Catalonia; 15. Orwell, the essayist; 16. A Hanging and Shooting an Elephant; 17. Inside the Whale; 18. Critical Essays; 19. Animal Farm; 20. Nineteen Eighty-Four; Part III. Critical Reception: 21. Starting out in the 1930s; 22. Critical controversy and popular success; 23. Posthumous fame; 24. 'Countdown' to 1-9-8-4; 25. Orwell in the twenty-first century; 26. An afterlife nonpareil; 27. 'If Orwell were alive today'; 28. A reputation evergreen; Select bibliography
Control code
FIEb17110397
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780521769235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)765812586

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...