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Shooting an elephant and other essays

Shooting an elephant and other essays

Orwell, George, 1903-1950

This collection brings together Orwell's major essays and a selection of shorter pieces. His views unfold on a range of subjects, from a revaluation of Dickens to English cooking, while he displays a mastery of English plain prose style and continues to challenge, move and entertain

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2003

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Statement of responsibility: George Orwell
ISBN: 0141187395, 9780141187396
Physical Description: 357 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Orwell centenary edition


  1. Why I write
  2. the spike
  3. a hanging
  4. shooting an elephant
  5. bookshop memories
  6. Charles Dickens
  7. boy's weeklies
  8. my country right or left
  9. looking back on the Spanish War
  10. n defense of English cooking
  11. good bad books
  12. the sporting spirit
  13. nonsense poetry
  14. the prevention of literature
  15. books versus cigarettes
  16. decline of the English murder
  17. some thoughts on the common toad
  18. confessions of a book reviewer
  19. politics versus literature - an examination of "Gulliver's Travels"
  20. how the poor die
  21. such, such were the joys
  22. reflections on Gandhi.