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England Your England

England Your England

Author: George Orwell
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
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'England is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family.' 'England Your England' is one of the most compelling and insightful portraits of the nation ever written. Shot through with Orwell's deeply felt sense of patriotism and love for his homeland, the essay is at the same time unfailingly clear-eyed about the nation's failings: entrenched social inequality, a dishonest press and a class system that only works for those at the top. Written during the Second World War, as the bombs were falling on England, the essay today speaks to the nation's current moment of crisis just as urgently as it did in Orwell's own time. It is a crucial read for anyone who wants to understand who we are, and where we've come from.

Reviews
One of the most moving and yet incisive portraits of the English character, and a minor classic in itself -- Arthur Koestler
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General Fields

  • : 9780241315668
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2017
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 48
  • : George Orwell
  • : Paperback