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The Resource Orwell : the authorized biography, Michael Shelden

Orwell : the authorized biography, Michael Shelden

Label
Orwell : the authorized biography
Title
Orwell
Title remainder
the authorized biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shelden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his probing and revelatory biography of one of the great prose stylists of this century, Michael Shelden breaks new ground in the evocation of George Orwell's personal life and in our understanding of his art. Based on original interviews, previously undiscovered letters and documents, and astute literary detective work by Shelden, Orwell is the major biography of one of the great yet elusive literary figures of our time. The Cold War helped make Orwell a successful author by turning him into an anti-Communist icon, but Michael Shelden's biography renews our appreciation of his place in literary, as opposed to political, history. - Jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelden, Michael
Dewey number
  • 828/.91209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
Z7817 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orwell, George
  • Authors, English
  • Journalists
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Biographie
Label
Orwell : the authorized biography, Michael Shelden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- First impressions -- Cold lessons -- Consolation prizes -- King's scholar -- Lost in Mandalay -- Servant of the empire -- London and Paris -- A provincial life -- Writer and teacher -- George Orwell, novelist -- Booklovers' corner -- A window on Wigan -- Foreign and domestic -- Soldier in Catalonia -- The road to Marrakech -- The face behind the page -- Surviving the blitz -- Talking to India -- Animal story -- Lost chances -- An island far away -- Love and death -- Epilogue -- Books by George Orwell
Control code
24375819
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060167097
Lccn
90056396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1412124
  • (OCoLC)24375819
Label
Orwell : the authorized biography, Michael Shelden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- First impressions -- Cold lessons -- Consolation prizes -- King's scholar -- Lost in Mandalay -- Servant of the empire -- London and Paris -- A provincial life -- Writer and teacher -- George Orwell, novelist -- Booklovers' corner -- A window on Wigan -- Foreign and domestic -- Soldier in Catalonia -- The road to Marrakech -- The face behind the page -- Surviving the blitz -- Talking to India -- Animal story -- Lost chances -- An island far away -- Love and death -- Epilogue -- Books by George Orwell
Control code
24375819
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060167097
Lccn
90056396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1412124
  • (OCoLC)24375819

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