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Published: 22 June 2000

112 Pages | 32 b/w illus.

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195121858

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George Orwell

Battling Big Brother

Tanya Agathocleous

Oxford Portraits

  • This concise biography is enhanced by sidebars and picture captions which include numerous excerpts from Orwell's journalistic and literary writings.
  • Follows his less known turbulent life story of the popular novelist, from his birth in India as Eric Arthur Blair to his struggle to complete 1984 while suffering from tuberculosis, the disease that would kill him two years after the book's publication.
  • A final chapter explores Orwell's cultural legacy--his lasting contributions to freedom of thought throughout the world.

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