Williamsburg Regional Library

Facing unpleasant facts, narrative essays, George Orwell ; compiled and with an introduction by George Packer

Table Of Contents
The spike -- Clink -- A hanging -- Shooting an elephant -- Bookshop memories -- Marrakech -- My country right or left -- War-time diary -- England your England -- Dear Doktor Goebbels, your British friends are feeding fine! -- Looking back on the Spanish war -- As I please, 1 -- As I please, 2 -- As I please, 3 -- As I please, 16 -- Revenge is sour -- The case for the open fire -- The sporting spirit -- In defence of English cooking -- A nice cup of tea -- The moon under water -- In front of your nose -- Some thoughts on the common toad -- A good word for the vicar of Bray -- Why I write -- How the poor die -- Such, such were the joys
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
xxviii, 308 pages, 22 cm


Library Locations

  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US