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  George Orwell - Complete works, Biography, Quotes, Essays
George Orwell - Complete works, Biography, Quotes, Essays
This site contains the complete works of George Orwell, as well as a biography, pictures and famous quotes.
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www.george-orwell.org   (89 words)

  George Orwell Biography - A Biography of George Orwell
Orwell was shot in the neck (near Huesca) on May 20, 1937, an experience he described in his short essay "Wounded by a Fascist Sniper", as well as in Homage to Catalonia.
Orwell had returned from Catalonia a staunch anti-Stalinist and anti-Communist, but he remained to the end a man of the left and, in his own words, a 'democratic socialist'.
Orwell's concern over the power of language to shape reality is also reflected in his invention of Newspeak, the official language of the imaginary country of Oceania in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
www.george-orwell.org /l_biography.html   (1512 words)

  George Orwell: Tutte le informazioni su George Orwell su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Orwell (Motihari, (India), 25 giugno 1903 - Londra, 21 gennaio 1950), scrittore inglese.
Un'esperienza che proseguirà anche in patria ispirando il suo romanzo d'esordio Senza un soldo a Parigi e Londra, pubblicato nel 1933 con lo pseudonimo di George Orwell.
George Orwell muore di tubercolosi il 21 gennaio 1950, in un ospedale di Londra.
www.encyclopedia.it /g/ge/george_orwell.html   (470 words)

 George Orwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orwell's decision to resign from the BBC followed shortly upon a report confirming his fears about the broadcasts: there were very few Indians tuning in to listen.
Orwell returned from Europe in spring 1945, shortly after his wife died during an operation (they had recently adopted a baby boy, Richard Horatio Blair, who was born in May 1944).
Orwell expounded on the importance of honest and clear language (and, conversely, on how misleading and vague language can be a tool of political manipulation) in his 1946 essay Politics and the English Language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Orwell   (4111 words)

 Nineteen Eighty-Four - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orwell's biographer Michael Shelden recognizes, as influences on the work: the Edwardian world of his childhood in Henley for the "golden country"; his being bullied at St.
This shows that Orwell perceived of the monstrous regime that he described in “1984”, as not only a betrayal and perversion of Socialist ideals in general, but also as a perversion of Orwell’s own specifically and dearly cherished vision and hope of Socialism.
Orwell was not sanguine about the chances of all these conditions materialising, but stated in conclusion, "One thing in our favour is that a major war is not likely to happen immediately" — which would at least give some breathing space to the forces seeking Democratic Socialism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four   (8121 words)

 George Orwell: 1984 - Introduction
George Orwell was born Eric Blair in 1903 into an upper middle-class English family which had a tradition of government administration in the British Empire.
Orwell hoped that if he was willing to lead the life of an invalid there was some hope for him, and he planned to marry again and to go to Switzerland for his health.
Orwell predicted in an essay that the world would be divided into three armed states, and although he hoped that the common people would combine to resist this he did not believe that it was likely.
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 George Orwell
Orwell, a committed socialist, went to Spain in December 1936 to report on the Spanish Civil War.
Orwell's scripts were broadcast to the people of India between the end of 1941 and early 1943.
Orwell's final book was influenced by his failing health and his disillusionment with a Labour government that had been elected with a large majority in the 1945 General Election but made little attempt to introduce the kind of socialism that he believed in.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jorwell.htm   (4314 words)

 ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell
Orwell served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927.
George Orwell is most famous for his books Animal Farm (published in 1945) and 1984 (published in 1949).
Orwell paints a vivid picture of a violent political revolution of farm animals against the farmer who owns all, works the animal population hard, sends their offspring to slaughter, and feeds them little.
www.mondopolitico.com /library/animalfarm/animalfarm.htm   (322 words)

 George Orwell - Books and Biography
George Orwell (1903-1950) was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, as the second child of Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel Limonzin.
Orwell had opposed a war with Germany, declaring that the British Empire was worse than Hitler, but during World War II Orwell served as a sergeant in the Home Guard and worked as a journalist for the BBC, Observer and Tribune, where he was literary editor from 1943 to 1945.
Although Orwell is best-known as a novelist, his essays are among the finest of the 20th-century.
www.readprint.com /author-66/George-Orwell   (1544 words)

 George Orwell
Orwell joined in the struggle, by enlisting in the militia of POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación de Marxista), which was associated with the British Labour Party For the first time in his life socialism seemed reality, something for which it was worth fighting for.
George Orwell's Animal Farm, described as a fairy story, is a delightfully humorous and caustic satire on the rule of the many by the few.
Orwell spent the first half of 1937 fighting with the Loyalists in Spain, where he was shot in the throat by a fascist sniper, and where he witnessed the brutal Communist suppression of the revolutionary parties in the Republican alliance.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of George Orwell
George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, India.
In 1941, Orwell went to work for the BBC as a broadcaster for India, a post which he resigned to become the literary editor for The Tribune.
Orwell?s family life experienced significant upheaval during this period, marked by the adoption of a son, Richard, in 1944, and by the death of his wife Eileen during an operation in 1945.
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 George Orwell: 1984   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orwell was born Eric Hugh Blair in 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, an area in eastern India only about three hundred miles from Burma, where Orwell was to serve twenty years later as a British civil servant.
Orwell had a sister about five years older than he, and another five years younger, but he was never very close to them.
Orwell graduated from Eton at age eighteen, and rather unexpectedly, was to spend the next five years (1922-27) in Burma as an officer of the Indian Imperial Police.
www.warroad.k12.mn.us /moredocs/stdnt_work/rhohener/1984.1.htm   (1579 words)

 George Orwell - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eric Blair became George Orwell in 1933, while the author was writing for the New Adelphi, and living in Hayes, Middlesex while working as a schoolmaster.
Orwell returned from Europe in spring 1945, and for the next three years mixed journalistic work — mainly for Tribune, the Observer and the Manchester Evening News, though he also contributed to many small-circulation political and literary magazines — with writing his best-known work, the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four, which was published in 1949.
Orwell claimed that his writing style was most similar to that of Somerset Maugham.
www.voyager.in /George_Orwell   (2542 words)

 George Orwell
Orwell was wounded, and, when the Communists attempted to eliminate their allies on the far left, fought against them and was forced to flee for his life.
Orwell's two best-known books reflect his lifelong distrust of autocratic government, whether of the left or right: Animal Farm (1945), a modern beast-fable attacking Stalinism, and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), a dystopian novel setting forth his fears of an intrusively bureaucratized state of the future.
Orwell's reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires but also on his marvelously clear style and on his superb essays, which rank with the best ever written.
www.levity.com /corduroy/orwell.htm   (470 words)

 Essays: George Orwell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This site was created by Patrick Farley "in hopes of re-introducing Orwell to a wider readership" and "to create a resource for political philosophers of all stripes," and in addition to providing the texts (or exerpts of texts) for many of Orwell's works, it also offers several useful links.
Born Eric Blair in India, the son of a minor British colonial officer, Orwell was raised in England.
Orwell succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of forty-seven, but not before he produced six novels, three documentary works, over seven hundred newspaper articles and reviews, and a volume of essays.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/essays/orwell.htm   (331 words)

Orwell's various experiences with totalitarian political regimes had a direct impact on his prose.
Orwell died in London at the early age of forty-seven of a neglected lung ailment.
Orwell's "newspeak," a collection known as the ThoughtCrimes Archive has been established to document contemporary incidents of persecution against writers and historians who refuse to submit to Big Brother's version of history.
www.codoh.com /thoughtcrimes/tcportorw.html   (493 words)

 Orwell's Preface to Animal Farm
George Orwell was the pseudonym of English author Eric Arthur Blair, born in 1903 in Bengal, where his father worked for the Opium Department of the Government of India.
Orwell also wrote six fictional novels, including Animal Farm (1945) and the chock-full-of-neologisms 1984 (1949), as well as a number of essay collections and an account of his involvement in the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia (1938).
It is "ironic" that the particular example of self-censorship Orwell referred to in the essay was the refusal of the left-wing and liberal press of the time to publish criticism of the Soviet Union - not a major feature of Western media orthodoxy in later years.
home.iprimus.com.au /korob/Orwell.html   (6198 words)

 George Orwell
Orwell was an uncompromising individualist and political idealist.
George Orwell was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, as the second child of Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel Limonzin.
Orwell's famous works were naturally forbidden in the Soviet Union, but nowadays the novels have been translated even into Chinese.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /gorwell.htm   (1887 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Orwell, George
Orwell was recently revealed as a government informant whose list of 'crypto-communists' had been kept secret for almost half a century.
A towering figure from the days when the boundaries between journalists and writers weren't so clearly defined, Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is the ultimate vision of totalitarian oppression (he later said the book probably wouldn't have been so grim if he hadn't felt so ill at the time).
Orwell requested in his will that no biography be written; Stephen Ingle ignored the master for his provocative George Orwell: A Political Life.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,5917,-115,00.html   (317 words)

 George Orwell - Biography and Works
Among the ranks of other such acclaimed literary giants as Jonathan Swift and Aldous Huxley, George Orwell is a master of wit and satire, critically observing the politics of his time and prophetically envisioning the future.
Even though Orwell, as a boy, admired the "adventurous" nature of working class people (bricklayers, sailors, etc.) he was warned to stay away from them..."They smelled!" It was this preconceived notion (even allowing for the fact, due to their living conditions, that they indeed did smell) that intensified the class divisions of English people.
Orwell's life was around the fringes of society and I'd be surprised if he ever really got to know a George Bowling in his own life, yet we know from familiar experience that George is as real as any of Dickens' characters.
www.online-literature.com /orwell   (3360 words)

 Amazon.com: 1984: Books: George Orwell,Erich Fromm   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orwell tried to depict a totalitarian state, where the truth didn't exist as such, but was merely what the "Big Brother" said it was.
Orwell isn't just telling a story though; he is using this novel as a soap box to warn us all of the dangers of totalitarian governments.
While George Orwell's vision of what the year 1984 would be like was greatly wrong, it does not diminish the value of this book.
www.amazon.com /1984-George-Orwell/dp/0451524934   (2736 words)

 Remembering George Orwell
George Orwell is not only a major figure in twentieth -century literature but, more than fifty years after his death, he remains a best-selling author.
Eric Blair's and, later, George Orwell's writing life ranged from unpublished letters to his mother from his Eastbourne boarding school in 1911, to his first publication in 1914- a stirring, poetic call to arms, 'Awake!
In 1946 Orwell wrote that 'the English language is in a bad way', and that, 'Probably it is better to put off using words as long as possible.' He offered a set of maxims on word use, though concluding, 'Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous'.
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 George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946
George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/orwell46.htm   (4451 words)

 Amazon.com: Animal Farm: Books: George Orwell,Russell Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orwell's view of Communism is bleak indeed, but given the history of the Russian people since 1917, his pessimism has an air of prophecy.
George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is a genuine masterpiece that quickly hooks the reader from the very beginning.
George Orwell (1903- 1950) wanted to help others to realize things that for him were evident, and attempted to do so by writing a fable that can easily be read as a satire of the Russian Revolution.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451526341?v=glance   (2734 words)

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