Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English journalist, essayist, critic, and novelist most famous for his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949) and allegorical novella “Animal Farm” (1945). His work is characterised by an opposition to totalitarianism and biting social commentary, and remains influential in popular culture today. Many of his neologisms have forever entered the English language, including “Thought Police”, “Big Brother”, “Room 101”, “doublethink”, “thoughtcrime”, and “Newspeak” to name but a few. As well as his fiction, he also wrote a large number of essays on a variety of subjects including politics, literature, travel, poverty, writing, and more. Known for having a strong voice in the subject of literature, many of the best examples of which are contained within this volume. Contents include: “Boys’ Weeklies and Frank Richards’s Reply”, “Charles Dickens”, “Inside the Whale”, “The Art of Donald McGill”, “Rudyard Kipling”, “W. B. Yeats”, “Arthur Koestler”, “Raffles and Miss Blandish”, etc. This fantastic collection of Orwell’s best essays on literature is highly recommended for all lovers of the English language and fans of one of the greatest 20th century British writers. Other notable works by this author include: “Burmese Days” (1934), “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” (1936), and “Coming Up for Air” (1939). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic essays.