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Why Orwell Matters by  Christopher Hitchens - Signed First Edition - 2002 - from Black River Books (SKU: 32255)

Why Orwell Matters

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Why Orwell Matters

by Hitchens, Christopher

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New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/As New. CONDITION: Jacket is in pristine condition. It is very clean and bright with photo of Orwell in black & white on front panel. Jacket has no chips, tears, or rubbing and is protected with a fresh mylar cover. Book is also in near pristine condition. Only visible flaw is very light fading toward the bottom edge of the boards and the very top edge of the boards. The paper-covered boards with a cloth-like finish are silver gray with light-gray quarter binding. Interior is unmarked and clean throughout except for "For Greg" and Christopher Hitchens signature on the title page. From front jacket fold-in, "'I sometimes feel as if George Orwell requires extricating from under a pile of saccharine tablets and moist hankies," writes Christopher Hitchens in this brilliant exhumation of a misunderstood hero.' .... "In this trenchant critical essay, Christopher Hutchins assessed the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell."

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This book is in great condition! Very few available and this 1st edition is signed by author, Christopher Hitchens.


Why Orwell Matters, released in the UK as Orwell's Victory, is a book-length biographical essay by Christopher Hitchens. In it, the author relates George Orwell's thoughts on and actions in relation to: the British Empire; the British left; the British right; the United States; English conventions; feminism and women; and his own controversial work for the British Foreign Office. At the end of the book, Hitchens critiques Orwell's novels, and Orwell's legacy.


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Why Orwell Matters
Hitchens, Christopher
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New York, NY
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