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A life in letters

Author: George Orwell; Peter Hobley Davison
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
A compilation of personal letters creates an autobiography of the author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" through his correspondence with other literary luminaries, including T.S. Eliot and Henry Miller, as well as letters to complete strangers.
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Genre/Form: Herinneringen (vorm)
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell, pseud. van Eric Arthur Blair
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; Peter Hobley Davison
ISBN: 9780871404626 : 0871404621
OCLC Number: 830667929
Description: xviii, 542 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From pupil to teacher to author : 1911-1933 --
Publishing, Wigan, and Spain : 1934-1938 --
From Morocco to the BBC : 1938-1941 --
The BBC and the war : 1941-1943 --
Journalism and the death of Eileen : 1943-1945 --
Jura : 1946 and 1947 --
Hairmyres and Jura : 1948 --
Cranham, University College Hospital, and Orwell's death : 1949-1950 --
New textual discoveries.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
George Orwell :
Responsibility: George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison.


Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell s life in his own words."  Read more...
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In distilling the 1,700 letters written by Orwell, Davison set himself two goals: the letters should illustrate his life and hopes, and each should be of interest in its own right. This volume Read more...

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