George Orwell’s best-known novels, Animal Farm, describing a revolution that goes horribly wrong, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, portraying a world where human freedom has been crushed, are two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written.
The other novels in this volume also tell stories of people at odds with repressive institutions: the corrupt imperialism of Burmese Days, disaffection with materialistic society in Keep the Aspidistra Flying, the perils of modern suburban living in Coming Up for Air and surviving on the streets in A Clergyman’s Daughter.
All the novels brought together here display Orwell’s humour, his understanding of human nature and his great compassion.
George Orwell – 1984
George Orwell – A Clergyman’s Daughter
George Orwell – Animal Farm
George Orwell – Burmese Days
George Orwell – Coming Up for Air
George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London
George Orwell – Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell – Keep the Aspidistra Flying
George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier