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The Unknown Orwell

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The Unknown Orwell introduces Eric Blair, of Eton, the Indian Imperial Police, the Portobello Road, and the Rue du Pot de Fer, who, at the age of 30, on the publication of his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, became George Orwell. It is divided into five parts, and features studies of Blair's time at Eton, his years in Burma, the phase when he became a writer, ...more
Hardcover, 10 pages
Published by Constable (first published October 28th 1972)
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Jojo Scoble
Brilliant book and so well written. So many interesting titbits about one of my favourite authors. It really is about how Eric Author Blair became Orwell, which was quite an unconscious decision in the end. Fascinating read on so many levels. I recommend this book very much to Orwell enthusiasts, historians and writers alike. :-)
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