To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.' A selection of George Orwell's prescient, clear-eyed and stimulating writing on the subjects of truth and lies. With an introduction by Alan Johnson.
George Orwell (Author) George Orwell (1903-1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.
He was more than just a great writer. We need him today because of
his passion for the truth' * Sunday Times *
Orwell remains the gold standard by which everyone else's efforts should be judged * Telegraph *
A writer who is still vividly contemporary ... Orwell told the truth -- Christopher Hitchens
The greatest writer of the twentieth century * Observer *
He made it his business to tell the truth at a time when many contemporaries believed that history had ordained the lie ... His work endures, as lucid and vigorous as the day it was written * Time *