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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), known by his 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". (from wikipedia.org)

George Orwell on BBC Arena: Episode 1 - Such, Such Were the Joys
"Such, Such Were the Joys" is a long autobiographical essay by the English writer George Orwell. In the piece, Orwell describes his experiences between the ages of eight and thirteen.

George Orwell on BBC Arena: Episode 2 - The Road to Wigan Pier
The Road to Wigan Pier, first published in 1937. The first half describes the living and working conditions of England's coal miners. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience.

George Orwell on BBC Arena: Episode 3 - Homage to Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. The first edition was published in 1938.

George Orwell on BBC Arena: Episode 4 - The Lion and the Unicorn
"The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius" is an essay by George Orwell expressing his opinions on the situation in wartime Britain.

George Orwell on BBC Arena: Episode 5 - Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four, sometimes published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by George Orwell published in 1949.


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George Orwell: A Life in Pictures
This is a 2003 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of the British author George Orwell. Directed by Chris Durlacher, the film stars Chris Langham, Michael Fenton Stevens, and Tom Goodman-Hill.

e-Books
Such, Such Were the Joys
"Such, Such Were The Joys", the essay of George Orwell. First published: September-October 1952 by/in Partisan Review, GB, London.
The Road to Wigan Pier
Author: George Orwell. Subject: Working class; Unemployed; Socialism. Publisher: New York,: Harcourt, Brace. Book contributor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries.
Home to Catalonia
By George Orwell. First published in 1938. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. ...
The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius
By George Orwell. First published in 1941. Table of Contents. Part I: England Your England. Part II: Shakespeare at War. Part III: The English Revolution.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell
This is a collection of eBooks and films about the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, published in 1949.