George Orwell





George Orwell

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born
in Motihari, Bihar, India
June 25, 1903

died
January 21, 1950

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Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote fiction, polemical journalism, literary criticism and poetry. He is best known for the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (published in 1949) and the satirical novella "Animal Farm" (1945)—they have together sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author. His 1938 book "Homage to Catalonia", an account of his experience...more


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Homage to Catalonia
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Burmese Days
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 6,783 ratings — published 1936 — 63 editions
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The Road to Wigan Pier
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,311 ratings — published 1937 — 63 editions
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Coming Up for Air
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 4,627 ratings — published 1939 — 57 editions
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Shooting an Elephant
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,883 ratings — published 1950 — 11 editions
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More books by George Orwell…
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell, 1984

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
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“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
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