Decline of the English Murder & Other Essays by George Orwell [1980 UK PAPERBACK]
VINTAGE U.K. PAPERBACK  PENGUIN BOOKS
Nice UK mass market paperback w/ cover showing portrait of Orwell by Peter Blake.
Excellent reading copy with some very light wear to cover and tanning to pages.
A collection of essays by the author of 'Animal Farm', including his lament for the inferior quality of modern murders and his comments on the changing face of fictional crime; his long essay on Dickens, and his shrewd critical remarks on Kipling and on the particular genius of Salvador Dali; eyewitness accounts of a hanging in Burma and a lazar-house in Paris; with notes on nationalism, on seaside postcards, and on his own ambition - surely realised - to make political writing into an art.