George Orwell 1903-1950 novelist & political essayist lived here

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is perhaps best known for his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including cold war, Big Brother, thought police, Room 101, memory hole, newspeak, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.

George Orwell 1903-1950 Writer lived here

George Orwell, particularly known as a novelist was an avid follower of politics who voiced his intense dislike against totalitarianism through his most famed works Animal farm (1945) and 1984 (1949). These two novels are the main contributions to Orwell’s esteemed reputation as an exceptional writer. However, during the course of his career, Orwell was recognized for his remarkable journalism and essays that seem to be written for modern times years ago. The famously brilliant six rules for writers by George Orwell are used even today as a basic key to better writing by writers all over the world.


George Orwell 1903-1950 Author lived here 1936-1940

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Interesting Facts
#1 Pin Name in George Orwell

#2 Was Shot in the Neck During the Spanish Civil War

#3 Blair was born in Bengal, India during the height of the British Imperial rule.

#4 He Was a poet!


George Orwell (1903-1950) - Books | The Guardian

Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on 25 June 1903 in eastern India, the son of a British colonial civil servant. He was educated in England and, after he left Eton, joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, then a British colony. He resigned in 1927 and decided to become a writer. In 1928, he moved to Paris where lack of success as a writer forced him into a series of menial jobs. He described his experiences in his first book, 'Down and Out in Paris and London', published in 1933. He took the name George Orwell, shortly before its publication. This was followed by his first novel, 'Burmese Days', in 1934.

George Orwell | Biography, Books and Facts

George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) 1903-1950 lived and worked here as Senior Master of the former Hawthorns High School for Boys April 1932-July 1933

Lecture 13: George Orwell and "The Last Man in Europe"

George Orwell 1903-1950 The writer George Orwell, born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903, received national acclaim for the books he wrote between 1920 and 1950 describing living conditions in Britain and abroad. He is known to have stayed nearby in Darlington Street and Warrington Lane in February, 1936, and afterwards published his well known book "The Road To Wigan Pier"