George Orwell






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        British Writer
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        (1903-50)


          'Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one
          that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.'
          ~ George Orwell


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        Sept. 2013: As part of photographing the covers and inner flaps of every book ever published, I've started the scans on Orwell's books which can be viewed here. Just a few for the mo. but will be added to. If you have any photos of any Orwell book covers from any part of the world why not e-mail (ihuppert5@aol.com) them to me and I'll put them up. The aim is to have a visual record of every Orwell book ever published. Inner flaps and the publishers note contain so much info about the book - I like to include at least the flap as well if possible. And your help makes it a lot easier. Or, if you prefer, you can send me your unwanted books and I can scan them. Any book, not just this author. Address: Paul Page, 5 High St., South Norwood, London SE25 6EP, UK. If you are thinking of chucking those books out then this would make a perfect alternative home for them.

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        George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) was born in Bengal in 1903 as his father was an official in the Indian Customs and Excise. He was educated in a south coast preparatory school and then at Eton. From 1922 to 1927 he served in the Indian Imperial Police but he soon became dissatisfied as this role offended his conscience and he left Burma to go to Paris.

        From 1929 he took a series of poorly paid jobs. About this time he became a professed socialist, and the rest of his life was largely spent in defending and propagating what he considered to be true democratic socialism against its perversions.

        Like many progressives of the time Orwell took part in the Spanish Civil War, first as a journalist and then on the the republican side as a soldier, joining the left-wing P.O.U.N.

        George Orwell


        In 1943 Orwell joined the staff of Tribune, contributing a regular page of political and literary comment, As I Please. In 1945, Animal Farm, the satire on Stalinist Russia and all other totalitarian regimes, was published.

        Orwell wrote his last book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, on a lonely Hebridean Island. It was published in 1949. Orwell died in January 1950.

          'Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
          ~ George Orwell

        1984.

        Big Brother, Thought Police, Newspeak, the Ministry of Love ...
        in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, the party control every
        aspect of life. But Winston still remembers a time before the
        revolution - a time when men and women lived by instincts and
        loved with passion. He thinks he is alone in his thought-crimes,
        but then he meets Julia ...


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        George Orwell ~ 1984.

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