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£25.00

Hardback

Published: 25 October 2018

320 Pages

234x153mm

ISBN: 9780198738527


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Liberty, Equality, and Humbug

Orwell's Political Ideals

David Dwan

  • A fascinating and brisk-paced account of George Orwell that shows how his writings engage with some of the most fundamental questions of political thought
  • Explores his ambiguous views of key concepts such as liberty, equality, solidarity, and happiness
  • Includes an analysis of Orwell's anti-intellectualism as well as a detailed study of his defence of truth
  • Examines his complicated attempts to endorse patriotism while decrying chauvinism
  • Studies the whole sweep of Orwell's writings, paying close attention to his key political parables, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Argues that Orwell's journalism and fiction represent a distinctive form of political thought
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