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Author Orwell, George, 1903-1950.

Title Such, such were the joys, and other essays [Hoopla electronic resource] / George Orwell.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 25 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Frederick Davidson.
Summary Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for the oppressed. "Why I Write" describes Orwell's sense of political purpose, and the classic essay "Politics and the English Language" insists on clarity and precision in communication in order to avoid the Newspeak later described in 1984. Other essays focus on Gandhi (he "disinfected the political air"), Dickens ("no novelist has shown the same power of entering into the child's point of view"), Kipling ("a jingo imperialist"), Henry Miller (who told Orwell that involvement in the Spanish war was an act of an idiot), and England ("a family with the wrong members in control").
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Boarding schools -- England. -- Sound recordings.
National characteristics, English. -- Sound recordings.
English essays -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Authors, English -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Case, David. Narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781483054087 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
148305408X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10078161
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