New! - September, 2021
By George Orwell
Adapted by Sean Michael Wilson
Illustrated by Jaime Huxtable
"Writer Sean Michael Wilson and artist Jaime Huxtable bring to vivid graphic life one of George Orwell's most celebrated essays. In Such, Such Were The Joys Orwell looks back on his childhood and on his experience of boarding school, reflecting on the often brutal realities of the regime to which pupils were subjected in the name of class prejudice, hierarchy and imperial destiny. This ground-breaking graphic treatment conjures up how this harsh world looks through a child's innocent, accepting eyes while juxtaposing the mature Orwell's ruminations on what such schooling says about society. The book aims to introduce Orwell's writing to new readers while offering a fascinating new visual dimension for those who already know it well."
Over the last few years I have become very interested in Orwell and have read all the old 1960s collections of his essays and letters from the 1930s and 1940s , which are full of very good and insightful stuff. So, its a delight to make a book based on his autobiographical story. From respected long time publisher of books on sociology, history and politics, Pluto Press as their first graphic novel. Published with the permission of the Orwell estate , it even has a back cover quote from Orwell's son.
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Here are the first 5 pages of the book:
Nice wee video the publisher made for the book: