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Why Orwell Matters  
Author Christopher Hitchens
Country United States of America
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date 2002
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 211
ISBN 0-465-03050-5
OCLC Number 49922535

Why Orwell Matters, released in the UK as Orwell's Victory, is a book-length biographical essay by Christopher Hitchens. In it, the author relates George Orwell's thoughts on and actions in relation to: the British Empire; the British left; the British right; the United States; English conventions; feminism and women; and his own controversial work for the British Foreign Office. At the end of the book, Hitchens critiques Orwell's novels, and Orwell's legacy.

A portion of the book also appears in John Rodden's 2007 compilation Cambridge Companion to George Orwell (ISBN 987-0-521-85842-7).

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