Inside the Whale

And Other Essays

ORWELL, George

ORWELL, George Inside the Whale And Other Essays

Gollancz, 1940.

First edition. Original black cloth, in the yellow dustwrapper printed in purple and black. A fine copy in a very near fine dustwrapper, with a crease and just a little toning to the spine.

Orwell may well have been the finest essayist England produced in the entire century, and this is the first publication of his essays in book form. Despite his radical credo in his essays he remains the last of the great Victorian prose stylists. Besides the title essay, about Henry Miller, this book prints his studies of Charles Dickens and Boy's Weeklies.
Printed in an edition of only 1,000 copies, of which "several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid". Copies in a dustwrapper of any kind are scarce, and in as nice condition as this exceptionally so.

Fenwick A.8a

Stock ID: 37386

£9,500.00

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