With “alternative facts” and newspeak the order of the political day, a growing audience for George Orwell's work has emerged. Orwell is one of the most celebrated twentieth-century literary figures, yet is frequently misunderstood, largely because his expositors have seldom fully grasped his sophisticated left-wing anti-Stalinism. This illustrated narrative is uniquely accessible and provides the insight needed to understand Orwell, with the kind of light touch that Orwell himself would appreciate.
David Smith is the author of Marx's Capital Illustrated.
Mike Mosher provided the art for Marx's Capital Illustrated and helps edit and produce Bad Subjects: Political Education in Everyday Life.