Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 October 2013

352 Pages | 16pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199680801

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George Orwell

English Rebel

Robert Colls

  • A journey through the life, the writing, and the thought of George Orwell - the fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation
  • Follows the many twists and turns of Orwell's literary life, from imperial Burma and life on the streets of London to the dystopian future of Nineteen Eighty Four
  • Traces Orwell's gradual reconciliaton with his country, from the alienated intellectual of the mid-1930s to the exhilarating peaks of his wartime writing
  • Looks at what the mistakes and contradictions, the lucky escapes and near misses tell us about Orwell as man and author