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Books v. Cigarettes - George Orwell
Books v. Cigarettes
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141036618 (0141036613)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
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Nigeyb rated it
4.0 "Books v. Cigarettes" by George Orwell
What a wonderful book. Seven essays - all of which are interesting, insightful and readable - and it definitely saves the best until last... As with so much of his work the final essay, "Such, Such Were The Joys", is an account of Orwell's school days that combines the personal with the polemical. O...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 Books V. Cigarettes
NOTE : see this review and more on http://cocainepages.wordpress.com I loved this book! A collection of 7 written pieces of Orwell's is to be considered a really good past-time, and so it was! I got it as a present for my birthday this year, 28th of September, and today, the 29th, I'm already done w...
Omnilogikos: literati
Omnilogikos: literati rated it
4.0 Books V. Cigarettes
This is a small book where you seem to be getting to know George Orwell. Which is great! You learn his opinions about some things, you find out a bit about his past, his childhood. You start by comparing the price of books and various leisure activities, and cigarettes of course, and end up reading ...
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4.0 Books V. Cigarettes
This is a collection of seven short essays by the wonderful George Orwell. I really enjoyed reading this, it was interesting to get a perspective of how things were back in the time he wrote this and compare them to what they are now. His analysis of people's reading habits, and the comparison betwe...
SJane rated it
I never expected to read this, or really anything by Orwell beyond Animal Farm. But there I was at the bookstore and all the “Penguin Great Ideas” books looked so crisp and pithy that I picked out nine or ten, then forced myself down to six, then to five, then three, of which this was one. This litt...
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