Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd €˜solely to avoid looking a fool'.
The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as €˜My Country Right or Left', €˜How the Poor Die' and €˜Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking.
Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.
|Title:||Shooting An Elephant & Other Essays|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd Uk|
|Number of Pages:||368|
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