“What I have most wanted to do… is to make political writing into an art.” —George Orwell
During the post-war years, Orwell published many of his greatest essays, “You and the Atomic Bomb”, “Politics and the English Language,” “The Prevention of Literature,” and “Why I Write.”
All these, and more, are included here—along with correspondence and other pieces that provide fascinating insight into Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell wrote it while suffering from tuberculous and died in 1950, the year after its publication. This collection of writing, and the preceding three volumes, however, create the astonishing record of an imperishable mind.
“These four volumes might be the perfect tonic for what ails our society.”
—Franklin Freeman, America Magazine“While [Orwell] is best known for Animal Farm and 1984, most of his writing derived from his tireless work as a journalist, and thanks to David Godine’s welcome reissue of The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, which has been out of print for a decade, readers can find it all in one place. All of the author’s insightful, hard-hitting essays and journalistic pieces are here…the most complete picture of the writer and man possible.”—Eric Liebetrau, Kirkus Reviews