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  • ISBN 0141191279
  • ISBN13 978-0141191270
  • Language English
  • Author George Orwell
  • Publisher Penguin UK (September 21, 2010)
  • Formats azw doc lit mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Essays and Correspondence
  • Size ePub 1982 kb
  • Size Fb2 1923 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 532

In this collection of eight witty and sharply written essays, Orwell looks at, among others, the joys of spring (even in London), the picture of humanity painted by Gulliver and his travels, and the strange benefit of the doubt that the public permit Salvador Dali. Also included here are a mouth-watering essay on the delights of English Cooking and a shocking account of killing an elephant in Burma.

Penguin Great Ideas is a series of largely non-fiction books published by Penguin Books. Titles contained within this series are considered to be world-changing, influential and inspirational.

Penguin Great Ideas is a series of largely non-fiction books published by Penguin Books.

This is an excellent collection of George Orwell’s essays spotlighting some of his simplest pieces among his more thoughtful. In Defence of English Cooking is a slightly humorous look at foreigners, and Britons’, perceptions of British cooking, talking about its uniqueness in the world and some of his favourite dishes

The weakest of the Penguin Great Ideas essay collections in my opinion .

The weakest of the Penguin Great Ideas essay collections in my opinion. The rest I couldn't fully appreciate because I didn't read the works they were referencing to (Tolstoy, King Lear, Gulliver's Travels, Wodehouse et. But it is books like 'Some Thoughts on the Common Toad' that perhaps many people are unaware even of its existence.

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In this collection of eight witty and sharply written essays, Orwell looks at, among others, the joys of spring (even in London), the picture of humanity painted by Gulliver and his travels, and the strange benefit of the doubt that the public permit Salvador Dali.

Series: Penguin Great Ideas. Num Pages: 128 pages. Destination, rates & speeds. 5. BIC Classification: DNF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 181 x 111 x 8. Weight in Grams: 80. . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory V9780141191270. Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2010). ISBN 10: 0141191279 ISBN 13: 9780141191270.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. 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. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature.

Great Ideas: throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Great Ideas: throughout history, some books have changed the world.

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Something - some kind of shudder in the earth, or perhaps merely a rise of a few degrees in the temperature - has told him that it is time to wake up: though a few toads appear to sleep the clock round and miss out a year from time to time - at any rate, I have more than once dug them up, alive and apparently. well, in the middle of the summer. At this period, after his long fast, the toad has a very spiritual look, like a strict Anglo-Catholic towards the end of Lent. For a few days after getting into the water the toad concentrates on building up his strength by eating small insects.