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Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford – 1930
Alexander Pope by Edith Sitwell; The Course of English Classicism by Sherard Vines – 1930
Angel Pavement by J. B. Priestley – 1930
The Horrors of Cayenne by Karl Bartz – 1930
The Two Carlyles by Osbert Burdett – 1931
Hunger and Love by Lionel Britton; Albert Grope by F.O. Mann – 1931
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck – 1931
The Civilization of France by Ernst Robert Curtius – 1932
The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adam – 1932
Persephone in Hades by Ruth Pitter – 1932
Byron and the Need of Fatality by Charles du Bos – 1932
Phantom Fame by Harry Reichenbach – 1932
Gogol by Boris de Schloezer – 1933
Baudelaire by Enid Starkie – 1933
Criticism and Opinions of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton – 1933
Critique of Poetry by Michael Roberts – 1934
Further Extracts from the Note-Books of Samuel Butler – 1934
The Aesthetic of Stιphane Mallarmι by Hasye Cooperman; Baudelaire: The Tragic Sophist by G.T. Clapton – 1934
Medieval Religion by Christopher Dawson – 1934
The Ideals of East and West by Kenneth Saunders – 1934
Caliban Shrieks by Jack Hilton – 1935
The Victorians and their Books by Amy Cruse – 1935
Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton; The Proceedings of Society by Katharine M. Williams; I Lie Alone by R.G. Goodyear – 1935
Captain Conan by Roger Vercel; Private Life of a Successful Man by W.F. Casey; Song o’ Sixpence by T. Thompson; Criss-Cross by Don Tracy; Keep it Quiet by Richard Hull – 1935
The Life and Times of Henry Crabb Robinson by Edith J. Morley – 1935
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller; The Wolf at the Door by Robert Francis – 1935
Night Pieces by Thomas Burke; Jagged Skyline by Mary Dunstan; Full Circle by Hilda Lewis; The Lively Lady by Kenneth Roberts; War Paint by F. V. Morley; Long Shadows by Lady Sanderson; Who Goes Home? by Richard Curle; Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers; The Queen of Spies by Major Thomas Coulson; Bright Armour by Monica Salmond – 1936
Esther Waters by George Moore; Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis; Dr. Serocold by Helen Ashton; The Owls’ House by Crosbie Garstin; Hangman’s House by Donn Byrne; Odd Craft by W.W.Jacobs; Naval Occasions by Bartimeus; My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse; Autobiography, by Margot Asquith – 1936
Bastard Death by Michael Fraenkel; Fast One by Paul Cain; The Golden Violet by Joseph Shearing; A Different Woman by Muriel Hine; The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh and H. Jellett – 1936
The Fate of the Middle Classes by Alec Brown [1] – 1936
The Fate of the Middle Classes by Alec Brown [2] – 1936
We Are Betrayed by Vardis Fisher; David and Joanna by George Blake; Surprise Item by Nicolai Gubsky; The Phoenix’s Nest by Elizabeth Jenkins – 1936
Treasure Trek by James Stead; Sun on Summer Seas by Major S. E. G. Ponder; Don Gypsy by Walt Starkie – 1936
Indian Mosaic by Mark Channing – 1936
Tempest Over Mexico by Rosa E. King; Rolling Stonemason by Fred Bower – 1936
The Rock Pool by Cyril Connolly; Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad; The Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah; Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett; Mr. Fortune, Please by H.C. Bailey; The Rocklitz by George R. Preedy – 1936
News from Tartary by Peter Fleming; The Abyssinia I Knew by General Virgin; Canoe Errant on the Nile by Major R. Raven-Hart – 1936
The Black Tents of Arabia by Carl R. Raswan; Secret Africa by Lawrence Green; In Lightest Africa and Darkest Europe by P. B. Williams; Going Native by Eric Muspratt; Aerial Odyssey by E. Alexander Powell – 1936
Black Spring by Henry Miller; A Passage to India by E. M. Forster; Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington; The Jungle by Upton Sinclair; A Hind Let Loose by C.E. Montague; A Safety Match by Ian Hay – 1936
Zest for Life by Johann Wφller; I Took Off My Tie by Hugh Massingham – 1936
Walls Have Mouths by W.F.R. Macartney – 1936
The Calf of Paper by Scholem Asch; Midnight by Julian Green – 1936
Desert Encounter by Knud Holmboe; Coconuts and Creoles by J.A.F. Ozanne – 1936
The Open Air by Adrian Bell – 1936
The Novel Today by Philip Henderson – 1936
The Spanish Cockpit by Franz Borkenau; Volunteer in Spain by John Sommerfeld – 1937
The Men I Killed, by Brigadier-General F.P. Crozier – 1937
Forbidden Journey by Ella K. Maillart – 1937
Journey to Turkistan by Sir Eric Teichman – 1937
Red Spanish Notebook by Mary Low and Juan Brea; Heroes of the Alcazar by R. Timmermans; Spanish Circus by Martin Armstrong – 1937
The Booster – 1937
Broken Water by James Hanley; I Wanted Wings by Beirne Lay – 1937
The Problem of the Distressed Areas by Wal Hannington; Grey Children by James Hanley; The Fight for the Charter by Neil Stewart – 1937
Storm Over Spain by Mairin Mitchell; Spanish Rehearsal by Arnold Lunn; Catalonia Infelix by E. Allison Peers; Wars of Ideas in Spain by Josι Castillejo; Invertebrate Spain by Josι Ortega y Gasset – 1937
Burmese Interlude by C.V. Warren – 1938
The Tree of Gernika by G.L. Steer; Spanish Testament by Arthur Koestler – 1938
Workers’ Front by Fenner Brockway – 1938
Trials in Burma by Maurice Collis – 1938
Glimpses and Reflections by John Galsworthy – 1938
Assignment in Utopia by Eugene Lyons – 1938
The Freedom of the Streets by Jack Common – 1938
Spain’s Ordeal by Robert Sencourt [1]; Franco’s Rule (anonymous) – 1938
The Civil War in Spain by Frank Jellinek [1] – 1938
Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Atholl [1]; The Civil War in Spain by Frank Jellinek [2]; Spain’s Ordeal by Robert Sencourt [2] – 1938
Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Atholl [2] – 1938
The Communist International by Franz Borkenau – 1938
The Church in Spain, 1737-1937 by E. Allison Peers; Crusade in Spain by Eoin O’Duffy – 1938
Gypsies by Martin Block – 1938
Power: A New Social Analysis by Bertrand Russell – 1939
Russia under Soviet Rule by N. de Basily – 1939
Communism and Man by F.J. Sheed – 1939
The Clue of History by John Macmurray – 1939
The Mysterious Mr Bull by Wyndham Lewis; The School for Dictators by Ignazio Silone – 1939
Union Now by Clarence K. Streit – 1939
Stendhal by F.C. Green – 1939
Foreign Correspondent: Twelve British Journalists; In the Margin of History by L. B. Namier; Europe Going, Going, Gone! by Count Ferdinand Czernin – 1939
Best-Sellers by George Stevens and Stanley Unwin – 1939
Green Worlds by Maurice Hindus; I Haven’t Unpacked by William Holt – 1939
Teamsman by Crichton Porteous – 1939
Hotel in Flight by Nancy Johnstone – 1939
Baltic Roundabout by B. Newman; I Gathered No Moss by John Gibbons; A Man in the East by Max Relton – 1939
The Last Days of Madrid by S. Casado; Behind the Battle by T.C. Worsley – 1940
The Spirit Watches by Ruth Pitter – 1940
Warfare by Ludwig Renn; Prelude to Victory by Brigadier-General E. L. Spears – 1940
Beneš of Czechoslovakia by Godfrey Lias; The Three Dictators by Frank Owen – 1940
War Begins at Home, edited by Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge – 1940
Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler – 1940
Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne 1812-1813 – 1940
Finland’s War of Independence by Lieut-Col. J. O. Hannula; Secret Service, by Sir George Aston – 1940
Sun on the Water by L.A.G. Strong; The Crazy Hunter by Kay Boyle; Decade by Stephen Longstreet; Stephen Ayers by James McConnaughey; A Sea Island Lady by Francis Griswold – 1940
Personal Record 1928–1939 by Julian Green – 1940
Rudyard Kipling by Edward Shanks – 1940
The Thirties by Malcolm Muggeridge – 1940
Native Son by Richard Wright; The Bridge in the Jungle by B. Traven; The Death Ship by B. Traven; I Fell for a Sailor by Fred Urquhart; Say that She were Gone by Philip Jordan; Paris Gazette by Lion Feuchtwanger; Only Natural by Geofrey Trease – 1940
My Life: autobiography of Havelock Ellis – 1940
The Totalitarian Enemy by Franz Borkenau – 1940
Folios of New Writing (Spring, 1940) – 1940
The Backward Son, by Stephen Spender; Royal Highness by Thomas Mann; Iron Gustav by Hans Fallada; Sons and Fathers by Maurice Hindus; The Way to Santiago by Arthur Calder-Marshall; A Book of Miracles by Ben Hecht; Bethel Merriday by Sinclair Lewis – 1940
Jail Journey by Jim Phelan – 1940
The New Apocalypse: An Anthology of Criticism, Poems and Stories; Thirty-eight Poems by Henry Treece – 1940
Indian Writing, Vol. I – 1940
Journey Through the War Mind by C.E.M. Joad; A Psychologist’s Wartime Diary by Anthony Weymouth; America Expects by Hector Bolitho – 1940
A Hero of Our Own Times by Mikhail Yurevich Lermontof; Priest Island by E. L. Grant Wilson; Film Stories by H.G. Wells – 1940
English Ways by Jack Hilton – 1940
What Do Boys and Girls Read? by A. J. Jenkinson [1] – 1940
Facing the Odds by Douglas Goldring – 1940
The Iron Heel by Jack London; The Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; The Secret of the League by Ernest Bramah – 1940
Polish Profle by Princess Paul Sapieha – 1940
What Do Boys and Girls Read? by A. J. Jenkinson [2] – 1940
Diamonds to Sit On by Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov; Night in Bombay by Louis Bromfeld; Now Pray We for Our Country by Eric Knight; Rolling in the Dew by Ethel Mannin; A Crook in the Furrow by A.G. Street; The Adventures of Captain Kettle; The Little Red Captain; Captain Kettle, K.C.B.; Further Adventures of Captain Kettle by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne – 1940
The Big Wheel by Mark Benney; The Lights Go Down by Erika Mann; The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith – 1940
The English Revolution: 1640, ed. Christopher Hill – 1940
Poltergeists by Sacheverell Sitwell – 1940
War by Revolution by Francis Williams – 1940
World’s End by Upton Sinclair; Masks and Faces by Phyllis Bottome; An Epic of the Gestapo by Sir Paul Dukes – 1940
The Neuroses in War, edited by Emanuel Miller; Fear and Courage by Edward Glover – 1940
Barbarians and Philistines: Democracy and the Public Schools by T. C. Worsley – 1940
Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth by Robert Graves; The Luck of the Maclean by Constance W. Dodge; The Earthly Paradise by C. S. Forester; The Wake of the Conquered by Maurice Bethell Jones – 1940
Quick Service by P. G. Wodehouse; Cheerfulness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell; Passenger List by Olga L. Rosmanith; Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker; Just as I Feared by Damaris Arklow – 1940
The Invasion from Mars by Hadley Cantril – 1940
Basilissa by John Masefeld; Eyes West by Basil Woon; The Hamlet by William Faulkner – 1940
A Song of the Tide by Ernest Raymond; He Looked for a City by A. S. M. Hutchinson; Family Colouring by Mary Lutyens; They Went to Karathia by Susan Gillespie – 1940
Allenby, a Study in Greatness by General Sir Archibald Wavell, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.C.– 1940
Landfall by Nevil Shute; Nailcruncher by Albert Cohen; A Dark Side Also by Peter Conway – 1940
Wrong Foot Foremost by L. A. G. Strong; From Pillar to Post by Gunby Hadath; Tommy Hawke at School by Michael Patrick; Going Gangster by M. E. Atkinson; The New Carthaginians by Doris Twinn; Phantom Patrol by A. R. Channel; Family Afloat by Aubrey de Selincourt; Caravan Island by E. H. Young – 1940
Armies of Freemen by Tom Wintringham – 1940
The Spanish Dilemma by E. Allison Peers; A Key to Victory: Spain by Charles Duff – 1940
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler; Never Come Back by John Mair; Alf’s New Button by W. A. Darlington – 1940
Jules Verne: A Biography by Kenneth Allott – 1941
The Beauty of the Dead by H. E. Bates; Welsh Short Stories selected by Glyn Jones; The Parents Left Alone by T. O. Beachcroft; The Battlers by Kylie Tennant – 1941
Home Guard for Victory! by Hugh Slater [1] – 1941
England is my Village by John Llewelyn Rhys; The Family by Nina Fedorova; Walk Like a Mortal by Dan Wickenden; Delilah Upside Down by Bruce Marshall – 1941
Home Guard for Victory! by Hugh Slater [2] – 1941
The Defenders by Franz Hoellering; The Friends of the People by Alfred Neumann – 1941
The Forge by Arturo Barea [1] – 1941
India by Sir Firozkhan Noon – 1941
The Forge by Arturo Barea [2] – 1941
No Such Liberty by Alex Comfort – 1941
The Wound and the Bow by Edmund Wilson – 1942
The Sword and the Sickle by Mulk Raj Anand – 1942
Charles de Gaulle by Philippe Barrθs – 1942
Retreat in the East by O. D. Gallagher – 1942
A Modern de Quincey by Captain H.R. Robinson – 1942
The British Way in Warfare by B. H. Liddell Hart – 1942
An Unknown Land by Viscount Samuel – 1942
The Development of William Butler Yeats by V. K. Narayana Menon [1] – 1943
Pamphlet Literature – 1943
The Pub and the People by Mass-Observation – 1943
Letters on India by Mulk Raj Anand – 1943
The Development of William Butler Yeats by V. K. Narayana Menon [2] – 1943
Voices in the Darkness by Tangye Lean – 1943
The English People by D. W. Brogan – 1943
New Writing and Daylight – 1943
Red Moon Rising by George Rodger; A Million Died by Alfred Wagg – 1943
The New Age by Edward Hulton – 1943
Beggar My Neighbour by Lionel Fielden – 1943
Order of the Day by Thomas Mann – 1943
France Is a Democracy by Louis Lιvy – 1943
Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time by Harold J. Laski – 1943
The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World by C. E. M. Joad – 1943
The Trial of Mussolini by ‘Cassius’ (Michael Foot) – 1943
Lest We Regret by Douglas Reed; I Sit and I Think and I Wonder by Sidney Dark – 1943
Subject India by Henry Noel Brailsford – 1943
Spain in Eclipse, 1937-1943 by E. Allison Peers; Behind the Spanish Mask by Lawrence Dundas – 1943
Arrival and Departure - Arthur Koestler; Jordan’s Tunis Diary - Philip Jordan – 1943
Collected Poems of W. H. Davies – 1943
Interglossa by Lancelot Hogben; Mr. Roosevelt by Compton Mackenzie – 1943
Armies and the Art of Revolution by K. C. Chorley – 1944
Allenby in Egypt by Field-Marshal Viscount Wavell – 1944
Democracy and the Individual by C. K. Allen; Disraeli and the New Age by Sir R. George Stapledon – 1944
The Machiavellians by James Burnham – 1944
The Devil and the Jews - Joshua Trachtenberg; Why I Am a Jew - Edmond Fleg – 1944
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Off the Record by the Countess of Oxford and Asquith – 1944
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens – 1944
Elisabet Ney by Jan Fortune and Jean Burton – 1944
The Edge of the Abyss by Alfred Noyes – 1944
James Joyce by Harry Levin – 1944
Other Men’s Flowers, selected and annotated by A. P. Wavell – 1944
Faith, Reason and Civilisation by Harold J. Laski – 1944
The Way of a Countryman - Sir William Beach Thomas – 1944
Tolstoy: His Life and Work by Derrick Leon – 1944
She Was a Queen by Maurice Collis; Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead – 1944
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek; The Mirror of the Past by K. Zilliacus – 1944
Cricket Country by Edmund Blunden – 1944
The Poisoned Crown by Hugh Kingsmill – 1944
A Giant in the Age of Steel: The Story of General de Gaulle by Alfred Hessenstein – 1944
This Changing World, ed. J. R. M. Brumwell; On Living in a Revolution by Julian Huxley; Reshaping Man’s Heritage by Various Authors – 1944
Empire by Louis Fischer – 1944
Parnell by St. John Ervine – 1944
’42 to ’44: A Contemporary Memoir upon Human Behaviour During the Crisis of the World Revolution by H. G. Wells – 1944
Burma Surgeon by Gordon S. Seagrave; India Since Cripps by Horace Alexander – 1944
Robert Cain by William Russell – 1944
The Sociology of Literary Taste by L. L. Schucking – 1944
From One Generation to Another by Hilda Martindale, CBE – 1944
In a Strange Land: Essays by Eric Gill – 1944
Art and Scientific Thought by Martin Johnson – 1944
Romanticism and the Modern Ego by Jacques Barzun – 1944
English Diaries of the Nineteenth Century, edited by James Aitken – 1944
The Dragon Beards versus the Blueprints - Hsiao Ch’ien – 1944
The Porch and The Stronghold by Richard Church – 1944
Branch Street by Marie Paneth – 1944
Milton: Man and Thinker by Denis Saurat – 1944
South of the Congo by Selwyn James – 1944
Selections from the Works of Gerrard Winstanley, edited by Leonard Hamilton – 1944
The American Problem by D.W. Brogan – 1944
Burma Pamphlets; Burma by Ma Mya Sein; Wings Over Burma by Kenneth Hemingway; Wingate’s Raiders by Charles J. Rolo – 1944
Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot – 1944
Adam and Eve by John Middleton Murry – 1944
Beyond Personality by C. S. Lewis – 1944
Verdict on India by Beverley Nichols – 1944
The Warden by Anthony Trollope; Silas Marner by George Eliot; Public Faces by Harold Nicolson; Seducers in Ecuador by V. Sackville-West; Les Dieux ont Soif by Anatole France; Hitler et le Christianisme by Edmond Vermeil – 1944
Singapore Goes Off the Air by Giles Playfair; Britain and Malaya by Sir Richard Winstedt – 1944
Gerard Manley Hopkins by W.H. Gardner – 1944
The English Spirit (Essays in History and Literature) by A. L. Rowse; Brendan and Beverley by Cassius – 1944
Last Essays by J. A. Spender; Palestine, Land of Promise by Walter Clay Lowdermilk; Selected Writing by Reginald Moore – 1944
A Critical History of English Poetry by Herbert J. C. Grierson and J. C. Smith – 1944
Noblesse Oblige — Another Letter to Another Son by James Agate; Perspective for Poetry by Jack Lindsay – 1944
Bridge into the Future: Letters of Max Plowman – 1944
An Interlude in Spain by Charles d’Ydewalle – 1944
Lovely Is the Lee by Robert Gibbings; The Cup of Astonishment by Vera T. Mirsky – 1944
Flower of Evil: A Life of Charles Baudelaire by Edwin Morgan – 1944
Der Fόhrer by Conrad Heiden – 1945
Authorship (Careers Books No. 2) by L. A. G. Strong – 1945
The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus – 1945
The Natural Order: Essays on the Return to Husbandry, edited by H.J. Massingham – 1945
Visions and Memories by H. W. Nevinson – 1945
Shanghai Harvest by Rhodes Farmer; Fountains in the Sand by Norman Douglas – 1945
Independent People by Halldσr Laxness – 1945
The Fates are Laughing by W. P. Crozier; Cry Hylas on the Hills by George Baker – 1945
Christianity and Democracy by Jacques Maritain – 1945
Land Fit for Heroes by George Sava; Death of a Poet, by Leonid Grossman – 1945
Another Shore by Kenneth Reddin; The Weeping Wood by Vicki Baum – 1945
The Nigger of the Narcissus, Typhoon, The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1]; Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad – 1945
The Nigger of the Narcissus, Typhoon, The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [2]; Poems of Our Time 1900-1942, chosen by Richard Church and Mildred M. Bozman – 1945
Nine Tales from Les Contes Drolatiques by Honorι de Balzac, – 1945
The English Way by Pierre Maillaud; A Steel Man in India by John L. Keenan; Joseph the Provider by Thomas Mann – 1945
Freedom was Flesh and Blood by Jose Antonio de Aguirre; Personal Landscape: An Anthology of Exile – 1945
Man the Measure by Erich Kahler – 1945
Memoirs by the Right Hon. Viscount Samuel; Good-Bye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood; A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf; Thomas Paine by Chapman Cohen – 1945
They Throw New Light on India – 1945
That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis; We Mixed Our Drinks by Nerina Shute – 1945
A Forgotten Genius: Sewell of St. Columba’s and Radley by Lionel James – 1945
Chekov the Man by Kornei Chukovsky – 1945
Hammer or Anvil: The Story of the German Working-Class Movement by Evelyn Anderson; In Search of the Millennium by Julius Braunthal – 1945
Charles Dickens by Una Pope-Hennessy – 1945
Britain and Her Birth-Rate by Mass Observation – 1945
Quiver’s Choice by Sagittarius – 1945
The French Cooks’ Syndicate by W. McCartney – 1945
The Midnight Court by Bryan Merryman – 1945
The Earth Remains by Crichton Porteous; Gvadi Bigva by Leo Kiacheli – 1945
The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky – 1945
Edwin and Eleanor by C. E. Vulliamy; At Mrs. Lippincote’s by Elizabeth Taylor; To the Boating by Inez Holden – 1945
Freedom of Expression, edited by Hermon Ould – 1945
Selected Stories by Rhys Davies – 1945
Human Guinea Pigs by Kenneth Mellanby – 1945
Drums under the Windows by Sean O’Casey – 1945
Dead Ground by Howard Clewes; Giuseppe Mazzini: Selected Writings, edited and introduced by Professor N. Gangulee; The Trial of Jones and Hulten, edited and with a foreword by C. E. Bechhofer Roberts – 1945
Mind at the End of Its Tether by H. G. Wells – 1945
A Harp with a Thousand Strings compiled by Hsiao Ch’ien – 1945
The True Conan Doyle by Adrian Conan Doyle – 1945
The Prussian Officer by D. H. Lawrence – 1945
Novels and Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson; selected with an Introduction by V. S. Pritchett – 1945
Farewell Campo 12 by Brigadier James Hargest; Immortal Years by Sir Evelyn Wrench; Corn on the Cob: Popular and Traditional Poetry of the U.S.A. selected by A. L. Lloyd – 1945
London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins – 1945
A Coat of Many Colours: Occasional Essays by Herbert Read – 1945
Huis Clos by Jean-Paul Sartre; The Banbury Nose by Peter Ustinov; Twilight Bar by Arthur Koestler – 1945
The Condemned Playground by Cyril Connolly – 1945
The Saturday Book, 5 edited by Leonard Russell – 1945
The Firing Squad by F. C. Weiskopf; The Siren’s Wake by Lord Dunsany – 1945
Science and the Creative Arts - William Bowyer Honey – 1945
Cellar, a play in three acts, by William Russell – 1945
The Nineteen-Twenties by Douglas Goldring – 1946
The Crater’s Edge by Stephen Bagnall; Born of the Desert by Malcolm James – 1946
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfeld – 1946
The Condition of the British People, 1911-1945 by Mark Abrams – 1946
Horned Pigeon by George Millar – 1946
The Democrat at the Supper Table by Colm Brogan – 1946
The Story of Burma by F. Tennyson Jesse; Burma Pamphlets No, 7. The Burman: an Appreciation by C. J. Richards; Burma Pamphlets No. 8. The Karens of Burma by Harry I. Marshall – 1946
Black Boy by Richard Wright; Of Many Men by James Aldridge; The Cross and the Arrow by Albert Maltz – 1946
We Who Teach by Jacques Barzun – 1946
Charity Main by Mark Benney – 1946
The Martyrdom of Man by William Winwood Reade – 1946
The Clash by Arturo Barea – 1946
The Secret Dream by J. B. Priestley; Selected Stories by Norah Hoult; Selected Stories by Fred Urquhart; Selected Stories by John Brophy – 1946
Acton: The Formative Years by David Mathew – 1946
The Revolution in Warfare by B. H. Liddell Hart – 1946
Prelude to the Russian Campaign by Grigore Gafencu – 1946
Letters from John Chinaman and Other Essays by G. Lowes Dickinson; The Englishman’s Country edited by W.J. Turner – 1946
The Ingoldsby Legends by R. H. Barham – 1946
Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis – 1946
Plea for Liberty by Georges Bemanos – 1946
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressall - 1946
Of Ants and Men by Caryl P. Haskins – 1946
A Foolish Wind by Francis Askham; The Breaking of the Seals by Francis Ashton; The Tricolour Flies Again by Sven Auren – 1946
Politics, Economics and Men of Modern Spain, 1808-1946 by A. Ramos Oliveira – 1946
Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque; Lords of Life: An Anthology of Animal Poetry, edited by Derek Gilpin Barnes; Five Great French Composers by Donald Brook – 1946
What Would Nelson Do? by Hannen Swafer; Running Commentary by Reginald Pound; Dunkerley’s by Howard Spring – 1946
Lady Gregory’s Journals, edited by Lennox Robinson – 1947
India Called Them by Lord Beveridge – 1948
The Atlantic Islands by Kenneth Williamson – 1948
My Caves by Norbert Casteret – 1948
Spearhead: Ten Years’ Experimental Writing in America, edited by James Laughlin – 1948
The Soul of Man under Socialism by Oscar Wilde – 1948
Heyday of a Wizard by Jean Burton – 1948
Great Morning by Osbert Sitwell – 1948
Mr. Attlee: An Interim Biography by Roy Jenkins – 1948
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene – 1948
The Dawn’s Delay by Hugh Kingsmill – 1948
Eton Medley by B.J. W. Hill – 1948
The Novelist as Thinker, edited by B. Rajan – 1948 .
The Writer and Politics by George Woodcock – 1948
The Novel and the World’s Dilemma by Edwin Berry Burgum – 1948
Gandhi and Stalin by Louis Fischer – 1948
Portrait of the Anti-Semite by Jean-Paul Sartre – 1948
Notes towards the Definition of Culture by T. S. Eliot – 1948
The English Comic Album, compiled by Leonard Russell and Nicolas Bentley – 1949
The Great Tradition by F. R. Leavis – 1949
Scott-King’s Modern Europe by Evelyn Waugh – 1949
Their Finest Hour, Winston S. Churchill – 1949
Dickens: His Character, Comedy and Career by Hesketh Pearson – 1949

Back cover

George Orwell: "One cannot read everything, and to be aware even of the extent of one's ignorance means accepting a great deal at second or third hand."

Fortunately, Orwell read prodigiously. The 320 reviews take us to different worlds: Napoleon's retreat from Moscow; Finland at war; Mark Twain's America; the Faroe Islands; Hitler; Mussolini. Biographies include fascinating insights into Baudelaire, Byron, Carlyle, Dickens, Gogol and Parnell. Others include Clement Attlee, Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle, de Gaulle, Gandhi, Kipling, Lermontov, Jack London, Stendhal and Jules Verne. Women of achievement include writers, a sculptor and a factory inspector.

Authors reviewed by Orwell include:
Ernest Bramah, Pearl S Buck, Churchill, Conrad, CS Forester, EM Forster, Robert Graves, Graham Greene, FA Hayek, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, WW Jacobs, Arthur Koestler, DH Lawrence, CS Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Wyndham Lewis, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, Ngaio Marsh, Henry Miller, Malcolm Muggeridge, Sean O'Casey, JB Priestley, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dorothy Sayers, Nevil Shute, Upton Sinclair, Robert Tressell, Evelyn Waugh, HG Wells, Oscar Wilde, PG Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf, Richard Wright

Poetry lovers will enjoy reading ee cummings, WH Davies, Eliot, Brian Merryman, Milton, Pope, Dylan Thomas, Henry Treece and WB Yeats.

Orwell's reviews also cover racism, totalitarianism, prisons, Burma, China, India, the USSR, imperialism, pacifism, warfare and the Home Guard.

For copyright reasons, this edition is not for sale in the U.S.A.

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Title: Complete Book Reviews by George Orwell

Subtitle: Annotated book reviews by the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four

Editor: Cole Davis

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