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  • Jonathan Holloway

    A radio anthology of George Orwell's finest novels, memoirs and essays, plus four biographical dramas and a bonus documentary, The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four Visionary author and journalist George Orwell was the man behind two of the best-loved and most influential novels of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. This collection celebrating his life and work features dramatisations of both these classic books, with stellar casts including Christopher Eccleston, Pippa Nixon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tamsin Greig and Nicky Henson. Also included is a drama based on his autobiographical account of the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia, starring Joseph Millson and Lyndsey...read more

  • George Orwell

    El audiolibro de El poder y la palabra reúne diez ensayos de George Orwell que dan vuelta al concepto de verdad y al uso perverso del lenguaje político. « En una época de engaño universal, decir la verdad es un acto revolucionario.» Los ensayos políticos de George Orwell son una de las mejores fuentes de resistencia contra el uso corrupto del lenguaje y las versiones manipuladas de la realidad. Su pasión por la verdad y su esfuerzo infatigable por desmantelar las mentiras le convierten en una referencia inexcusable en estos atribulados tiempos. Los mejores autores del siglo XX disponibles para escuchar donde...read more

  • George Orwell

    Sin duda uno de los libros más importantes del siglo XX. Una obra clave sobre la guerra civil española por uno de los principales escritores de la época y testigo del episodio. Admirado por autores de toda época y condición, desde Connolly o Trilling hasta Javier Cercas, Antony Beevor o Mario Vargas Llosa, Homenaje a Cataluña es un poderoso manifiesto del hombre contra las abstracciones que acaban conduciendo inevitablemente al terror. Es también un texto clave sobre la guerra de España, un testimonio sin par que recoge la experiencia personal de George Orwell. El autor británico llegó en diciembre de 1936 a una Barcelona en plena efervescencia revolucionaria, pero en...read more

  • George Orwell

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101... Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime....read more

  • George Orwell

    'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges... This...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. The articles collected in George Orwell's Essays illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who elevated political writing to an art. This outstanding collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces that includes 'My Country Right or Left', 'Decline of the English Murder', 'Shooting an Elephant' and 'A Hanging'. With great originality and wit Orwell unfolds his views on subjects ranging from a revaluation of Charles Dickens to the nature of Socialism, from a comic yet profound discussion of naughty seaside postcards to a spirited defence of English cooking....read more

  • George Orwell

    Escucha ahora esta obra maestra del reportaje del siglo XX por el autor de 1984 y Rebelión en la granja. «Hay otra sensación que constituye un gran consuelo en la pobreza. Creo que cualquiera que haya pasado apuros económicos la habrá experimentado. Es una sensación de alivio, casi placentera, al saber que por fin estás sin blanca. Has hablado tantas veces de la posibilidad de acabar en el arroyo... y resulta que ya estás en él y puedes soportarlo. Eso te quita muchas preocupaciones.» Sin blanca en París y Londres es el vívido relato del tiempo que Orwell pasó entre los más pobres de la sociedad, un recorrido por los bajos fondos. Fue la primera obra que publicó...read more

  • George Orwell

    Escucha este rotundo alegato a favor de la libertad y en contra del totalitarismo que se ha convertido en un clásico de la literatura del siglo XX. Esta sátira de la Revolución rusa y el triunfo del estalinismo, escrita en 1945 y disponible ahora en versión audiolibro, se ha convertido por derecho propio en un hito de la cultura contemporánea y en uno de los libros más mordaces de todos los tiempos. Ante el auge de los animales de la Granja Solariega, pronto detectamos las semillas de totalitarismo en una organización aparentemente ideal; y en nuestros líderes más carismáticos, la sombra de los opresores más crueles. La mejor literatura del siglo XX disponible para...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell ofrece en este audiolibro una de las reflexiones más lúcidas sobre los nacionalismos. En tiempos como los que estamos viviendo, los nacionalismos y los extremismos en todas sus formas resurgen con fuerza. En este extraordinario ensayo, publicado en mayo de 1945, en los estertores de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y disponible ahora en su versión audiolibro, George Orwell establece una definición del nacionalismo que vas más allá del vínculo con un lugar geográfico, como un pernicioso estado de rigidez mental en el que no tiene cabida ni el debate ni la reflexión. El mejor ensayo disponible para...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society. 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris's vile 'Hôtel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing...read more

  • George Orwell

    This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels; 3 books of non-fiction; and 3 of his most well-renowned essays. 1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totaletarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price. Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation. Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an impending sense of war to...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the vicious...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced. Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. George Orwell's searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time Orwell's graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in his later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain. (P) Penguin Audio...read more

  • George Orwell

    This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 3 books of non-fiction and 3 of his most well-renowned essays. Down and Out in Paris and London: Orwell recounts his London tramping exploits in Paris and London with a cast of colourful characters. The Road to Wigan Pier: Vivid descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger, and growing unemployment create a searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s. Homage to Catalonia: Having enlisted to fight for an anti-Stalinist communist party in Spain, Orwell is soon forced to flee the country and...read more

  • George Orwell

    «No creo que la sociedad que he descrito en 1984 necesariamente llegue a ser una realidad, pero sí creo que puede llegar a existir algo parecido», escribía Orwell después de publicar su novela. Escucha ahora este clásico de la ciencia ficción que se ha convertido en un manifiesto de la realidad. En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en la que la Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. George Orwell's paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man's attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon. George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny. So he decides to escape to the world of his childhood, to the village he remembers as a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. But his return...read more

  • George Orwell

    This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels: 1984; Animal Farm; Burmese Days; Coming Up For Air; and Keep the Aspidistra Flying. 1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totalitarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price. Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation. Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an...read more

  • George Orwell

    Escucha este documento de enorme valor histórico y literario en el que el autor narra sus días en el frente y retrata un tiempo que no debiéramos olvidar. Recuerdos de la guerra de España se publicó en 1942, en pleno apogeo del nazismo y pocos años después de la victoria de las tropas de Franco en la Guerra Civil. La inquietud de George Orwell por la rápida expansión de los totalitarismos que marcó sus obras más populares se muestra también en este texto, en el que denuncia la manipulación de la verdad histórica y expresa su preocupación por el conocimiento de las generaciones futuras. El mejor ensayo en formato...read more

  • George Orwell

    Brought to you by Penguin. Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel presents a devastating picture of British colonial rule Burmese Days describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, 'after all, natives were natives'. When Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The doctor is in danger: U Po Kyin, a corrupt magistrate, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is membership of the all-white Club, and Flory can help. Flory's life is changed further by the arrival of beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who offers an escape from loneliness and the 'lie' of...read more