Shooting an Elephant (Penguin Modern Classics)

Already read? Rate it!

Shooting an Elephant (Penguin Modern Classics)

byGeorge Orwell

Genres: Fiction
'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

Language

Published on

05/06/2003

Pages

368

ISBN

9780141187396

More books like “Shooting an Elephant (Penguin Modern Classics)

If you enjoyed reading “Shooting an Elephant (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell, you may also like some of the following books.

Book cover of 1Q84

村上春樹1Q84

1Q84

by 村上春樹