Orwell, George

The English novelist George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair, 25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) is recognised as a significant contributor to great literary works of the 20th century. His works marked by awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. His skills extended to poetry, fiction and journalism. and is famously known for his dystopian novels. Nineteen Eighty-Four, the allegorical novella, Animal Farm, and the non fiction The Road to Wigan Pier documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England. In addition, Orwell’s work continues to influence culture with his language and the term Orwellian (descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices), cold war, Big Brother, and thought police being some examples of this.

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