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Published: 14 July 2022

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780192864093

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Orwell and Empire

Douglas Kerr

  • A study of George Orwell's writing about the East, and the presence of the East in his writing
  • An entirely new approach that puts colonial experience in the foreground of Orwell's work and ideas
  • Studies the effect of Orwell's Anglo-Indian upbringing, and his service in the police in Burma, on all his later work
  • Illustrates how his ideas of class, race, justice, equality, and tyranny reflect Orwell's experience and memory of the East
  • Shows the relevance of Orwell's struggles with imperialism to current debates about the legacy of empire