Shooting an Elephant

George Orwell

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 7th Jan '21


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SKU: 9780241515006

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‘It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism – the real motives for which despotic governments act’ Shooting an Elephant was the first piece of writing by George Orwell to be published by Penguin, in 1940. It is a searing and 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 like a fool.

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Weight 0.033 kg
Dimensions 3 × 110 × 180 mm
Page Count 48