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Bernard Crick

George Orwell: A Life

Publisher: © 1980—1992 Penguin Books, ISBN 0 14 01.4563 X.

Copyright: В© 1980, 1982, 1992 Bernard Crick,

First published in Great Britain by Secker & Warburg Ltd 1980.

Made and printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk.

Cover photograph: Vernon Richards (George Orwell Archive).

Penguin Group: Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrights Lane, London w8 5TZ, England.

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Bernard Crick is Emeritus Professor of Birkbeck, the University of London's college for mature part-time students. He took early retire-ment in 1984 to live in Edinburgh and interest himself in 'British Isles' questions. Bom in 1929, he was educated at the London School of Economics and Harvard. He lived for four years in North America before teaching at the L S E and then Sheffield University.

His other books include The American Science of Politics; the widely translated In Defence of Politics (Penguin, 1964; revised edition, 1993); Essays on Politics and Literature; and Political Thoughts and Polemics.

Joint editor of the Political Quarterly from 1965 until 1980, now literary editor, he has written for the Observer, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Scotsman and the Independent, and has reviewed plays for The Times Higher Educational Supplement, the New Review and in the Scottish press. This book was the Yorhhire Post Book of the Year for 1980.

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Excerpts from the following works by George Orwell are reprinted by permission of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: Animal Farm; Burmese Days', A Clergyman's Daughter; The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, Volumes 1-4; Coming Up For Air, Dickens, Dali and Others', Down and Out in Paris and London; Homage to Catalonia, Keep the Aspidistra Flying; Nineteen Eighty-Four; The Road to Wigan Pier; Shooting an Elephant; Such, Such Were the Joys; copyright 1933, 1934, 1936 by George Orwell; copyright 1945, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953 by Sonia Brownell Orwell; copyright 1946, 1949 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.; copyright © Sonia Pitt-Rivers, 1961, 1962; copyright © Sonia Brownell Orwell, 1968, 1977; copyright © Sonia Orwell, 1974.

The book — gift from V. P. Golyshev.

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