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A Week in Literary History

June 25th, 2002

English novelist George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-four, 1949) is born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal, 1903.

orwellGeorge Orwell, b. June 25, 1903, d. 1950

A tireless pamphleteer, critic and journalist, Orwell will be cherished forever for his clear, luminous prose style. As a novelist and memoirist, he stands almost alone among writers in English in the twentieth century for his unflagging commitment to social themes and for his prescience in lacerating the wrong turns taken in the world of politics.

Suggested Reading Novels Burmese Days, 1934. Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1936. Coming Up for Air, 1939. Animal Farm, 1945. Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949. Nonfiction Down and Out in Paris and London, 1933. The Road to Wigan Pier, 1937. Homage to Catalonia, 1938. The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius, 1941. The English People, 1947.

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