In this collection of eight witty and sharply written essays, Orwell looks
at, among others, the joys of spring (even in London), the picture of
humanity painted by Gulliver and his travels, and the strange benefit of
the doubt that the public permit Salvador Dali. Also included here are a
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George Orwell—Some Thoughts On The Common Toad

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