George Orwell

A Literary Life

  • Peter┬áDavison

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Peter Davison
    Pages 1-14
  3. Peter Davison
    Pages 15-37
  4. Peter Davison
    Pages 38-66
  5. Peter Davison
    Pages 67-87
  6. Peter Davison
    Pages 88-110
  7. Peter Davison
    Pages 121-139
  8. Peter Davison
    Pages 140-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 148-175

About this book


This account of Orwell's life is chiefly concerned with what influenced Orwell, his relations with publishers and editors, and the analysis of certain key experiences - the deposition that during the Spanish Civil War he was guilty of espionage and high treason; his work at the BBC; his interest in pamphlet literature; and his time as a war correspondent. There is a detailed assessment of his earnings from 1922 to 1945 and a fresh look at his attitudes to class, women, and religious belief. Special attention is paid to his essays.

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áDavison
    • 1
  1. 1.De Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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