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Facing unpleasant facts

George Orwell

Facing unpleasant facts

narrative essays

by George Orwell

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Published by Mariner Books in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-308).

StatementGeorge Orwell ; compiled and with an introduction by George Packer.
ContributionsPacker, George, 1960-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6029.R8 F33 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23996610M
ISBN 109780156033138
LC Control Number2009464993
OCLC/WorldCa313657952


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