Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays

Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays

George Orwell


"A author who's nonetheless vividly modern ... Orwell informed the truth." — Christopher Hitchens

'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully sincere account of his adventure as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in entrance of a crowd 'solely to prevent having a look a fool'. the opposite masterly essays during this assortment comprise classics akin to 'My state correct or Left', 'How the bad Die' and 'Such, Such have been the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public institution, in addition to discussions of Shakespeare, slumbering tough, boys' weeklies and a lively defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and highly unique, all exhibit Orwell's specific skill to get to the guts of any topic.

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