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George Orwell: A Life

The definitive biography of Orwell by political scholar Sir Bernard Crick.
Genres: Biography & Memoir, History

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Sutherland House brings back to print Orwell’s definitive biography by political scholar Sir Bernard Crick. Originally published in 1982, Crick’s Orwell was the first biography of its subject written with the cooperation of his widow. It was immediately lauded for its wealth of detail and shrewd analysis of Orwell’s life, literature, and politics. “Not only was it a pioneering biography,” said the editor of The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell, “but it remains the best one there is.” Professor Crick’s highly readable and clear-eyed assessment of Orwell’s thought and personal development is as necessary to an understanding to the author and his work as that author and his work are to an understanding of contemporary life.

Sir Bernard Crack

Sir Bernard Crack was a political writer and emeritus professor of politics and fellow of Birkbeck College, London. His books include In Defence of Politics and Citizens: Towards a Citizenship Culture. He was joint editor of the Political Quarterly, a theatre correspondent for the Times Higher Education Supplement, and a government advisor on issues of language and citizenship education. He was knighted in January 2002 for “services to citizenship in schools and to political studies.”

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