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Shooting an Elephant

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Shooting an Elephant is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'.

The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking.

Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

A collection of witty and incisive non-fiction, George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant includes an introduction by Jeremy Paxman in Penguin Modern Classics.

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ISBN: 9780241630099
Publication date: 23rd February 2023
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Series: Little Clothbound Classics
Primary Genre History
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