Books v. Cigarettes - Penguin Great Ideas (Paperback)
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Books v. Cigarettes - Penguin Great Ideas (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 07/08/2008
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Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141036618
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 89 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 8 mm

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“A true Orwell”

This compilation of essays by George Orwell makes for a great book. There is a clear correlation between his essays and it is also a true Orwell. For the ones who read 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'; the concept of... More

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“Well thought out Orwellian essays”

Totally bought this because of the multiple essays on books, bookselling and book reviewing – some of my main pleasures in life.
The title essay is still as apt now as it ever was, comparing the price of a book with... More

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“Still holds”

All the essays written in the book are still relevant even almost a century after they were written.

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