Shooting an elephant, and other essays.


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Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays - Orwell, George, and Paxman, Jeremy (Introduction by)

"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 ... Read More

Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays 2003, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141187396

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