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Animal Farm By George Orwell
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Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution... More > of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror.< Less
Homage to Catalonia By George Orwell
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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. The book was not published in the... More > United States until February 1952; this edition had an influential preface by Lionel Trilling. The only translation published in Orwell's lifetime was into Italian, in December 1948. A French translation made by Yvonne Davet—with whom Orwell corresponded, commenting on her translation and providing explanatory notes—in 1938–39, was not published until five years after Orwell's death. Orwell served as a private, a corporal, and—when the informal command structure of the militia gave way to a conventional hierarchy in May 1937—as a lieutenant, on a provisional basis, in Catalonia and Aragon from December 1936 until June 1937. In June 1937 the leftist political party with whose militia he served was declared an illegal organisation and Orwell was consequently forced to flee or face imprisonment.< Less
1984 By George Orwell
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George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 'Who controls... More > the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'< Less
The Road to Wigan Pier By George Orwell
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The Road to Wigan Pier By George Orwell
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Down and Out in Paris and London By George Orwell
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In 'Down and Out in Paris and London,' Orwell follows the life of an impoverished English writer living in two great European cities during the early 1930s. In this classic partly autobiographical... More > literary work on poverty and its impact on the human condition, Orwell explores several of the classic themes evident in most of his writing--man vs. society, social injustice and the plight of ordinary people at the hands of oppressive and exploitative political systems. Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was a ground breaking 20th century English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, and passionate belief in ideals of democratic socialism. 1st Viewforth Classics edition. Dr Craig Paterson, General Editor.< Less
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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George Orwell: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 180 quotes from George Orwell and 50 Facts about George Orwell. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “Big Brother is... More > watching you.” “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” “Every intelligent boy of sixteen is a Socialist. At that age one does not see the hook sticking out of the rather stodgy bait.” “The only 'ism' that has justified itself is pessimism.” “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Orwell had a real-life fascination with rats. Orwell chose his pen name, "George Orwell" because "George" was the patron saint of England and "Orwell" was the name of a river he liked. Orwell’s mother, born Ida Mabel Limouzin, was of English-French background. Orwell was a heavy smoker for most of his life. In his will, Orwell requested that no biography be written about his life. Orwell spoke several languages, including French, Spanish, English, Latin and Greek.< Less
George Orwell: His Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is a collection of 180 fundamental quotes and aphorisms of George Orwell. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Power and Freedom to War and Slavery. “All animals are... More > equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” “Big Brother is watching you.” “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” “Every intelligent boy of sixteen is a Socialist. At that age one does not see the hook sticking out of the rather stodgy bait.” “Myths which are believed in tend to become true.” “On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” “The only 'ism' that has justified itself is pessimism.” “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”< Less
Words of Wisdom: George Orwell By Students’ Academy
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Although George Orwell is known worldwide for his famous novels "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", his best work is his essays. He was one of the most skilled non-fiction... More > writers. Orwell had the power to transform even unglamorous subject matters into something highly enchanting and very interesting. It was the power of his words that enabled him to achieve the heights where he is established today. Some of the sentences in his best works are so deft and witty that they have you laughing out loud. Many of his most famous sentences have become well known quotations today. Several great scholars and writers quote Orwell's lines in their speeches and works. In this book you will find hundreds of such witty sentences that will not only amuse and entertain you, but also enlighten and compel to keep thinking for a long time.< Less