Decline of the English Murder, Paperback Book

Decline of the English Murder Paperback

Part of the Penguin Great Ideas series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780141191263

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

These are a series of essays by George Orwell. He looks at how the English murder had declined in the modern day, trying to get arrested, living as a tramp, naughty postcards and what was behind all the boys and girls magazines that were sold at the time.<br/>He writes well and analytically, as always.

Also by George Orwell   |  View all







Also in the Penguin Great Ideas series   |  View all