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Read online Shooting an Elephant.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Shooting an Elephant Shooting an Elephant is Orwell s searing and painfully 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 a fool The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as My Country Right or Left How the Poor Die and Such Such were the Joys his memoir of the horrors of public school as well as discussions of Shakespeare sleeping rough boys weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking Opinionated uncompromising provocative and hugely entertaining all show Orwell s unique ability to get to the heart of any subject by George Orwell

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Shooting an Elephant
Title:Shooting an Elephant
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ISBN:0141187395
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Non fiction, Classics, Short stories, Essays, Literature
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