Reviews

  • "Best known for novels 1984 and Animal Farm, Orwell was also a superb essayist, and these two fine collections display his breadth of topic and depth of skill... Unpretentious, intelligent, compassionate and brilliantly insightful"

    Doug Johnstone, Big Issue
  • "It is [his] critical essays which strike home and are reread... His essays form the laurels of the crown on his troubled brow"

    Spectator
  • "Orwell's essays are among the best things he did"

    Daily Telegraph