The George Orwell Non-Fiction Collection: Down and Out in Paris and London; The Road to Wigan Pier; Homage to Catalonia; Politics and the English Language; Notes on Nationalism; Why I Write
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Date: March 2021
Duration: 24 hours 22 minutes
This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 3 books of non-fiction and 3 of his most well-renowned essays.
Down and Out in Paris and London: Orwell recounts his London tramping exploits in Paris and London with a cast of colourful characters.
The Road to Wigan Pier: Vivid descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger, and growing unemployment create a searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s.
Homage to Catalonia: Having enlisted to fight for an anti-Stalinist communist party in Spain, Orwell is soon forced to flee the country and here discusses the destructive nature of Soviet communism.
Politics and the English Language: A stinging criticism of the 'ugly and inaccurate' written English of Orwell's time which examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language.
Notes on Nationalism: A biting state of the nation essay which reflects on patriotism, prejudice, and power.
Why I Write: Orwell describes his personal journey to becoming a writer and offers some important motives for writing.
- Chapters 2 to 41: Down and Out in Paris and London
- Chapters 42 to 56: The Road to Wigan Pier
- Chapters 57 to 72: Homage to Catalonia
- Chapters 73 to 75: Politics and the English Language
- Chapters 76 to 78: Notes on Nationalism
- Chapters 79 to 81: Why I Write