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George Orwell

Published January 13th 2011
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Described by the Irish Times as a writer who can-and must-be rediscovered with every age George Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written. HisMoreDescribed by the Irish Times as a writer who can-and must-be rediscovered with every age George Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, two of the most famous, well-quoted and influential political satires ever written. His other novels too tell stories of people at odds with repressive institutions, and together they display Orwells humour, his understanding of human nature and his great compassion, and leave us in no doubt about his power to move, amuse and provoke even today.About the Author: George Orwell (whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair) was born in 1903 in India and then went to Eton when his family moved back to England. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that inspired his first novel, Burmese Days (1934). He lived in Paris before returning to England, and Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933. After writing The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia (his account of fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War), Orwell was admitted to a sanatorium in 1938 and from then on was never fully fit. He spent six months in Morocco, where he wrote Coming Up for Air. During the Second World War Orwell served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC. His political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945 and it was this novel, together with Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him worldwide fame. George Orwell was taken seriously ill in the winter of 1948-49 and died in London in 1950.