George Orwell Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Essays, Books, Poem, Death, Quotes, Facts & More


George Orwell Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Essays, Books, Poem, Death, Quotes, Facts & More






Who is George Orwell?

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.


Birth Name: Eric Arthur Blair

Date of birth: 25 June 1903

Birth Place: Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India

Full name: Eric Arthur Blair

Pen name: George Orwell

Education: Eton College

Death Date: January 21, 1950

Death Place: University College Hospital, London, England

Resting place: All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England

Parents: Ida Mabel Limouzin

                Richard Walmsley Blair

Spouse: Eileen O'Shaughnessy ​(m. 1936; died 1945)​

                Sonia Brownell ​(m. 1949)

Writing Subjects: Anti-fascism, anti-Stalinism, anarchism, democratic socialism, literary criticism, journalism, and polemic

Genre: Dystopia, satire, roman à clef




1934 – Burmese Days

1935 – A Clergyman's Daughter

1936 – Keep the Aspidistra Flying

1939 – Coming Up for Air

1945 – Animal Farm

1949 – Nineteen Eighty-Four


Non fiction

1933 – Down and Out in Paris and London

1937 – The Road to Wigan Pier

1938 – Homage to Catalonia


Essays By ORWELL

Nonsense Poetry (Tribune, 1945)

Poetry and the microphone (New Saxon Pamphlet, 1945)

W. B. Yeats (Horizon, 1943)

Inside the Whale (1932)

Rudyard Kipling (Horizon, 1942)



A dressed man and a naked man (1933)

A Happy Vicar I Might Have Been (1935)

Dear Friend, allow me for a little while (c. 1927)


My Love and I

Romance (1925)

Sometimes in the middle autumn days (The Adelphi, 1933)

Suggested by a Tooth Paste Advertisement (c. 1918-1919)

Summer-like for an instant (1933)

The Lesser Evil (1922-27)

The Pagan (1918)

The Photographer (1920)

When the Franks Have Lost Their Sway (c. 1927)


George Orwell Signature


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