George Orwell

A Hanging

1931 (First published)

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Author
George Orwell
Date
1931 First published
Publication Location Great Britain
Genre
Language English
Notes A Hanging (1931) is a short essay written by George Orwell, first published in August 1931 in the British literary magazine The Adelphi. Set in Burma, where Orwell (under his real name of Eric Arthur Blair) had served in the British Imperial Police from 1922 to 1927, it describes the execution of a criminal.

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