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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
Animal Farm (Annotated) By George Orwell
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Written during World War II and published in 1945, Animal Farm is about a group of farm animals who rebel against their farmer/owner. In doing so, they wish to create a place where animals can be... More > equal, free and happy, however in the end they are betrayed, and the farm ends up as badly as it was before the rebellion.< 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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Nineteen Eighty-Four By George Orwell
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Winston Smith is an average citizen who is of the middle-class in the super-state of Oceania. He lives specifically on Airstrip One, and is an editor for the Ministry of Truth. The problem with Mr.... More > Smith is his loathing of the Party, which lands him in trouble with the authorities. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a political fiction that depicts the horror and dystopian nature of totalitarianism. The novel defines the totalitarian state and all its characteristics: from lies, hypocrisy, and more, and has gained its importance in the relevance of modern politics. The comparison of current regimes has most of all, allowed sharp criticism of those regimes as being ‘Orwellian.’ The Olkuter Classics edition of this masterpiece includes the original text, edited for an easy read.< Less
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
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Coming Up for Air By George Orwell
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Coming Up for Air is a novel by George Orwell, first published in June 1939, shortly before the outbreak of World War II. It combines premonitions of the impending war with images of an idyllic... More > Thames-side Edwardian era childhood. The novel is pessimistic, with its view that speculative builders, commercialism and capitalism are killing the best of rural England, "everything cemented over", and there are great new external threats. The themes of the book are nostalgia, the folly of trying to go back and recapture past glories and the easy way the dreams and aspirations of one's youth can be smothered by the humdrum routine of work, marriage and getting old. It is written in the first person, with George Bowling, the forty-five-year-old protagonist, who reveals his life and experiences while undertaking a trip back to his boyhood home as an adult.< Less
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

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