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George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair 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 commitment to democratic socialism. Commonly ranked as one of the most influential... show more
Eric Arthur Blair 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 commitment to democratic socialism.
Commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century, and as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945). His book Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous 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 several of his neologisms, including cold war, Big Brother, thought police, Room 101, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.
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Birth date: 25-06-1903
Died: 21-01-1950
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 11 months ago
TITLE: Animal Farm: A Fairy Tale AUTHOR: George Orwell PUBLICATION DATE: 2018 (originally 1945) EDITION: Penguin English Library ISBN-13: 9780241341667 ______________________ DESCRIPTION: "'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others.' When the downtrodden animals of Manor...
Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it 3 years ago
3 things about this book:1. Oh well, I have so many things to say about this book that I did an all oral presentation about it!2. It’s good because it makes us think about so many important things that are happening or could happen in our time.3. The way History can change depending on who tells it ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 3 years ago
This may be more timely then when it was written. Winston Smith is not following the Party's rhetoric. He is thinking and realizes he has other memories and thoughts than what the Party wants good Party members to have. He finally sees a way to rebel but the Party gets to him. There is so much ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
Do you think it matters greatly that Orwell may have plagearised a good portion of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" because of the significance of the novel? Funny how soon this novel has passed the 60 years mark and we're just now "finding this all out". In our world - the age of the internet, it seems these...
nicky2910's book reviews
nicky2910's book reviews rated it 3 years ago
This might be one of the most popular stories, mostly read in school. And yes, I read it at school as well, but back then I couldn't appreciate this parable to its fullest. But given the developments in the last 25 years, nations risen and fallen, political systems overthrown in the hope for somethi...
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