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George Orwell

Shooting an Elephant

€3,00
'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.

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 48
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241515006
ISBN 10: 0241515009


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Shooting an Elephant

€3,00