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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June, 1903. Better known for his pen name George Orwell (chosen rather patriotically by combining St. George and the River Orwell), the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm was an opinionated and outspoken democrat whose brilliantly written work remains contemporary and relevant today.

Although he died at the age of just 46 from tuberculosis, George Orwell lived a very eventful life - he was a teacher and lived in Burma working as a member of the British Imperial Police Force before fighting in the Spanish Civil War where he was wounded by a sniper and had to flee for his life. An avid follower of politics, he wanted to fight in World War II but was not allowed due to his injuries. He subsequently worked as a war correspondent during this time. George Orwell wrote six novels and three non-fiction books in his lifetime.

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  • Animal Farm

    George Orwell

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    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another . . .
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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

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    In Nineteen eighty-four, one of the 20th century's great myth-makers takes a cold look at the future. Orwell's study of individual struggling - or not struggling - against totalitarianism remains a salutary lesson in any society.
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