Christopher Hitchens

RRP: £17.99

1 September 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857892584

RRP: £9.99

1 October 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857892577

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a matchless writer, debater and humanist. Throughout his life he shone the light of reason and truth into the eyes of charlatans and hucksters, exposing falsehood and decrying hypocrisy wherever he found it. With his passing, the world has lost a great soul, the written word one of its finest advocates and those who stand for freedom everywhere have lost one of their clearest voices.

Arguably collects Hitchens’ writing on politics, literature and religion when he was at the zenith of his career; it is the indispensible companion to the finest English essayist since Orwell.


To say that, during the past three decades, the world would have been poorer, duller and altogether a smaller place without Hitchens and his writings would be to utter a cliché of the kind he despises. It would also be true.John Gray
New Statesman

He has no equal in contemporary Anglo American letters.Jason Cowley
Financial Times

One of the most stimulating thinkers and entertaining writers we have.Bill Keller
New York Times

Essays on everything... remind us what we've lost in Hitchens - someone to provoke assent, outrage, laughter and thought
Sunday Telegraph

Read it you must, partly as a tribute to a great life well lived, but mainly because it is so entertaining
Sunday Times

Hitchens at his most stylish, savage, literate and brilliant