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Decline of the English Murder
by George Orwell

RRP €7.10

Decline of the English Murder
by Author Name George Orwell

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List Price:7.10
Format: Paperback, 181 x 111 x 7mm, 128pp
Publication date: 27 Aug 2009
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN-13: 9780141191263

Description

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.