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Books v. cigarettes

Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.   No. 57 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei wydawnictwa Penguin, w ...

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Decline of the English Murder

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.   No. 79 in the series Great Ideas Kolekcjonerska seria Wielkich Idei ...

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Na dnie w Paryżu i w Londynie

Znakomita książka, uchodząca za jedną z najlepszych w dorobku Orwella, tłumaczona na wiele języków świata, zaliczana do najlepszych utworów obyczajowych osadzonych w realiach Europy, w której za kilka lat wybuchnie wojna...Sam pracował na czarno jako pomywacz w restauracji jednego z eleganckich hoteli paryskich. Rozdziały, w których barwnie relacjonuje on swoje przeżycia i przygody należą do ...

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Some Thoughts on the Common Toad

In this collection of eight witty and sharply written essays, Orwell looks at, among others, the joys of spring (even in London), the picture of humanity painted by Gulliver and his travels, and the strange benefit of the doubt that the public permit Salvador Dali. Also included here are a mouth-watering essay on the delights of English Cooking and a shocking account of killing an elephant in ...

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Why I Write

'Anyone who wants to understand the twentieth century will still have to read Orwell' Timothy Garton Ash, New York Review of BooksWhether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.   No. 20 in the ...

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