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  • Why I Write by George Orwell

    George Orwell / Essays Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I…

  • What is Fascism? by George Orwell

    George Orwell / Essays Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’ One of the social survey organizations in America recently asked this question of a hundred different people, and got answers ranging from ‘pure democracy’ to ‘pure diabolism’. In this country if…

  • The Shoemaker and the Devil by Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov / Short Stories Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi It was Christmas Eve. Marya had long been snoring on the stove; all the paraffin in the little lamp had burnt out, but Fyodor Nilov still sat at work. He would long ago have flung aside his work and gone out into the street, but a…

  • A Snake Trying by W.W.E. Ross

    The snake tryingto escape the pursuing stick,with sudden curvings of thinlong body. How beautifuland graceful are his shapes! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); He glides through the water awayfrom the stroke. O let him goover the waterinto the reeds to hidewithout hurt. Small and greenhe is harmless even to children. Along the sandhe lay until…

  • 50+ Proverbs in English with Meanings and Example Sentences

    Grammar Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi A proverb is a short, simple, concrete, pithy saying that expresses a general truth or piece of advice. Proverbs can be used in any circumstance, to give others advice or enlighten them about the situation they are in. Here’s a list of the most common proverbs in English for students…

  • Literature and Totalitarianism by George Orwell

    George Orwell / Essays Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi I said at the beginning of my first talk that this is not a critical age. It is an age of partisanship and not of detachment, an age in which it is especially difficult to see literary merit in a book with whose conclusions you disagree. Politics…

  • 50+ English Idioms with Meanings and Example Sentences

    Grammar Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi An idiom is a group of words which have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings from those of the individual words. Therefore, Idioms should not be taken literally. Idioms won’t make any sense unless you have learned about them before. Here’s a list of the most commonly…

  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth / Famous Poems, Poems, Poems on Nature Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the…

  • George Orwell on Nationalism

    George Orwell / Essays Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi Somewhere or other Byron makes use of the French word longeur, and remarks in passing that though in England we happen not to have the word, we have the thing in considerable profusion. In the same way, there is a habit of mind which is now so…

  • Books vs Cigarettes by George Orwell

    George Orwell / Essays Download PDFDownload ePubDownload mobi A couple of years ago a friend of mine, a newspaper editor, was firewatching with some factory workers. They fell to talking about his newspaper, which most of them read and approved of, but when he asked them what they thought of the literary section, the answer…

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