Politics and the English Language, George Orwell
First appearance and thus first edition of Orwell's most important essay, criticizing the "ugly and inaccurate" written English of his time and examining the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language. Appearing in the April 1946 issue of the famed literary journal Horizon (Volume XIII, Number 76).
London: Horizon, 1946. Original wraps; pp. (iv), 221-288, with Orwell's essay appearing on pages 252-265. In very good condition. Wraps show light shelfwear and toning, internally clean.