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George Orwell

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Shooting an Elephant Summary

George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" first appeared in 1936. The British public already knew Orwell as the socially conscious author of Down and Out in London and Paris (1933), a nonfiction study of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and subsistence living on poorly-paying menial jobs, and Burmese Days (1934), a novel of British colonialism. "Shooting an Elephant" functions as an addendum to Burmese Days. The story and novel share the same setting, and draw on Orwell's experience as a...

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