Books v. Cigarettes

Books v. Cigarettes

Literature: History & Criticism , Essays
Paperback Published on: 07/08/2008
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Books v. Cigarettes
Well thought out Orwellian essays
Totally bought this because of the multiple essays on books, bookselling and book reviewing – some of my main pleasures in life. The title essay is still a... READ MORE
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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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141036618
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 89g
  • Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 8 mm

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Books v. Cigarettes
A true Orwell
This compilation of essays by George Orwell makes for a great book. There is a clear correlation between his essays and it is also a true Orwell. For the o... READ MORE
Books v. Cigarettes
Still holds
All the essays written in the book are still relevant even almost a century after they were written.
Jamie McManus