George Orwell in 1933.

Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950) better known by the pseudonym George Orwell was a British author whose works included novels, short stories, poetry, plays, essays and other works of non-fiction. He is best known for the two political novels Animal Farm and 1984.

Orwell was born to British parents in India, which was part of the British Empire at the time. He was raised in England and attended Eton College. He served as a police officer in the British colony of Burma and participated in the Spanish Civil War, experiences that he would draw on in his books Burmese Days and Homage to Catalonia.


  • Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
  • Burmese Days (1934)
  • A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936)
  • The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)
  • Homage to Catalonia (1938)
  • Coming Up for Air (19390
  • Animal Farm (1945)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)


"Big Brother is watching you." -- Nineteen Eighty-Four

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." -- Animal Farm

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