George Orwell

Who Was George Orwell?
George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist and critic most famous for his novels ‘Animal Farm’ (1945) and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (1949). George Orwell was a novelist, essayist and critic best known for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. He was a man of strong opinions who addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism.

Family and Early Life:
Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India, on June 25, 1903. The son of a British civil servant, Orwell spent his first days in India, where his father was stationed. His mother brought him and his older sister, Marjorie, to England about a year after his birth and settled in Henley-on-Thames. His father stayed behind in India and rarely visited. (His younger sister, Avril, was born in 1908. Orwell didn’t really know his father until he retired from the service in 1912. And even after that, the pair never formed a strong bond. He found his father to be dull and conservative.

George Orwell’s Most Famous Books:
Sometimes called the conscience of a generation, Orwell is best known for two novels: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Both books, published toward the end of Orwell’s life, have been turned into films and enjoyed tremendous popularity over the years.
‘Animal Farm’ (1945)
Animal Farm was an anti-Soviet satire in a pastoral setting featuring two pigs as its main protagonists. These pigs were said to represent Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. The novel brought Orwell great acclaim and financial rewards.
‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (1949)
Orwell’s masterwork, Nineteen Eighty-Four (or 1984 in later editions), was published in the late stages of his battle with tuberculosis and soon before his death. This bleak vision of the world divided into three oppressive nations stirred up controversy among reviewers, who found this fictional future too despairing. In the novel, Orwell gave readers a glimpse into what would happen if the government controlled every detail of a person’s life, down to their own private thoughts.

Coming Up For Air

Coming Up For Air

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Series: George Orwell Books, Book 4
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Coming Up for Air is the seventh book by English writer George Orwell, published in June 1939 by Victor Gollancz. It was written between 1938 and 1939 while Orwell spent time recuperating from illness.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

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Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell, published in 1933.

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Fifty Essays

Fifty Essays

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This excellent collection brings together Orwell's longer, major essays and a fine selection of shorter pieces.

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Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia

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Series: George Orwell Books, Book 5
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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations fighting for the POUM militia of the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War.

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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Series: George Orwell Books, Book 11
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying, first published in 1936, is a socially critical novel by George Orwell.

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Looking Back on the Spanish War

Looking Back on the Spanish War

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Series: George Orwell Books, Book 8
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First of all the physical memories,

The sounds, the smells and the surfaces of things.

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The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn

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The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius was published in February 1941, well into the Second World War, after Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.

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The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

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The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by the English writer George Orwell, first published in 1937.

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George Orwell Collection

George Orwell Collection

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Series: Classic Collections, Book 9
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This Excellent Collection brings together Orwell's longer, major books and a fine selection of shorter pieces.

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1984

1984

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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell.

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