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George Orwell

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Born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, this English author and journalist is known by his nom de plume, George Orwell. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46 from tuberculosis.
  • 1984

    The complete text of "1984," the classic novel of a totalitarian society led by Big Brother and Winston Smith's attempt to rebel against it. This novel changed the English language, adding new words and phrases from the book.

  • Animal Farm

    The full text of Orwell's novel "Animal Farm," a satirical fable which addresses the futility of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

  • Burmese Days

    The author's first novel, based on his years as a member of the British Indian Imperial military police in Burma and dissects the pitfalls of colonialism.

  • George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

    A concise profile of the journalist and author, born Eric Arthur Blair.

  • George Orwell 1903 - 1950

    Displays the life and work of the British author who achieved prominence in the late 1940's as the author of two brilliant satires attacking totalitarianism.

  • Inside The Whale

    The full text of Orwell's essay which uses Menry Miller's novels to examine the cultural trend towards passivity in the face of war and social conflict.

  • Orwell Collection

    A guide to the collection of the author's manuscripts, notebooks, and personalia, held by the University College of London.

  • The Orwell Prize

    A British prize for political writing, awarded annually for a book and for journalism. Includes a guide to entering, past winners, and resources on the life and work of George Orwell.

  • Students for an Orwellian Society

    Offers an overview of this nationwide student group which wishes to promote the vision of a society based upon the principles of Ingsoc in the novel "1984.".

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