Orwell Remembered

Orwell Remembered What kind of person was the author of Nineteen Eighty Four A writer famed for his clear precise style Orwell the man contained many contraindications He was an Old Etonian who despised the upper cla

  • Title: Orwell Remembered
  • Author: Audrey Coppard Bernard Crick
  • ISBN: 9780871969651
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What kind of person was the author of Nineteen Eighty Four A writer famed for his clear, precise style, Orwell the man contained many contraindications He was an Old Etonian who despised the upper classes, a policeman in Burma who hated Imperialism, a freedom fighter who disliked war Compiled by Audrey Coppard and Bernard Crick, author of George Orwell A Life, this booWhat kind of person was the author of Nineteen Eighty Four A writer famed for his clear, precise style, Orwell the man contained many contraindications He was an Old Etonian who despised the upper classes, a policeman in Burma who hated Imperialism, a freedom fighter who disliked war Compiled by Audrey Coppard and Bernard Crick, author of George Orwell A Life, this book is a fascinating collection of personal reminiscences and recollections from friends and acquaintances including those less favourably disposed who knew Orwell when he was a scholar at prep school and Eton, a down and out in Paris and London and a struggling writer in Hampstead and Soho It includes memories from friends and neighbours who knew him as Eric Blair, before the days of his fame, as well as the testimonies of men and women who met him through his reputation as a writer These reminiscences come from working men in Wigan, people on the island of Jura, his relatives, colleagues from the BBC and Tribune, and volunteers who fought alongside Orwell in the Spanish Civil War Many come from BBC television and radio interviews and shed new light on this complex and sometimes secretive man From the paperback edition.

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