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The Resource A life in letters, George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison

A life in letters, George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison

Label
A life in letters
Title
A life in letters
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison
Title variation
George Orwell
Title variation remainder
a life in letters
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell's life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote an autobiography, chronicled the dramatic events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters. Indeed, one of the twentieth century's most revered icons was a lively, prolific correspondent who developed in rich, nuanced dispatches the ideas that would influence generations of writers and intellectuals. This historic work--never before published in America and featuring many previously unseen letters--presents an account of Orwell's interior life as personal and absorbing as readers may ever see. Over the course of a lifetime, Orwell corresponded with hundreds of people, including many distinguished political and artistic figures. Witty, personal, and profound, the letters tell the story of Orwell's passionate first love that ended in devastation and explains how young Eric Arthur Blair chose the pseudonym "George Orwell." In missives to luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Arthur Koestler, Cyril Connolly, and Henry Miller, he spells out his literary and philosophical beliefs. Readers will encounter Orwell's thoughts on matters both quotidian (poltergeists and the art of playing croquet) and historical--including his illuminating descriptions of war-shattered Barcelona and pronouncements on bayonets and the immanent cruelty of chaining German prisoners...Meticulously edited and fully annotated by Peter Davison, the world's preeminent Orwell scholar, the volume presents Orwell "in all his varieties" and his relationships with those most close to him, especially his first wife, Eileen. Combined with rare photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, George Orwell: A Life in Letters offers "everything a reader new to Orwell needs to know...and a great deal that diehard fans will be enchanted to have" (New Statesmen)." -- Publisher's description
  • A compilation of personal letters creates an autobiography of the author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" through his correspondence with other literary luminaries, including T.S. Eliot and Henry Miller, as well as letters to complete strangers
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1950
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orwell, George
Dewey number
828/.91209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
Z48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davison, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Orwell, George
Label
A life in letters, George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-507) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From pupil to teacher to author : 1911-1933 -- Publishing, Wigan, and Spain : 1934-1938 -- From Morocco to the BBC : 1938-1941 -- The BBC and the war : 1941-1943 -- Journalism and the death of Eileen : 1943-1945 -- Jura : 1946 and 1947 -- Hairmyres and Jura : 1948 -- Cranham, University College Hospital, and Orwell's death : 1949-1950 -- New textual discoveries
Control code
830667929
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 542 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404626
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013004734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830667929
Label
A life in letters, George Orwell : selected and annotated by Peter Davison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-507) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From pupil to teacher to author : 1911-1933 -- Publishing, Wigan, and Spain : 1934-1938 -- From Morocco to the BBC : 1938-1941 -- The BBC and the war : 1941-1943 -- Journalism and the death of Eileen : 1943-1945 -- Jura : 1946 and 1947 -- Hairmyres and Jura : 1948 -- Cranham, University College Hospital, and Orwell's death : 1949-1950 -- New textual discoveries
Control code
830667929
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 542 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404626
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013004734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830667929

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