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George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton College for four years. He was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left that position after five years and moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books: Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London. He then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, he served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and 1984. His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Nineteen Eighty-Four… (more)
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Nineteen Eighty-Four 76,325 copies, 1,216 reviews
Animal Farm 55,823 copies, 832 reviews
Down and Out in Paris and London 7,397 copies, 122 reviews
Homage to Catalonia 6,197 copies, 103 reviews
Burmese Days 3,489 copies, 75 reviews
Animal Farm / 1984 3,330 copies, 31 reviews
The Road to Wigan Pier 3,219 copies, 46 reviews
Keep the Aspidistra Flying 2,793 copies, 57 reviews
Coming Up for Air 2,025 copies, 41 reviews
Why I Write - essay 1,719 copies, 19 reviews
A Collection of Essays 1,435 copies, 15 reviews
A Clergyman's Daughter 1,158 copies, 8 reviews
Essays 699 copies, 7 reviews
Inside the Whale and Other Essays (Author) 624 copies, 4 reviews
Books v. Cigarettes 568 copies, 14 reviews
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All Art Is Propaganda 387 copies, 7 reviews
Politics and the English Language 336 copies, 9 reviews
Facing Unpleasant Facts 274 copies, 3 reviews
Diaries 231 copies, 6 reviews
Notes on Nationalism 165 copies, 5 reviews
In Defence of English Cooking 147 copies, 2 reviews
1984 [Penguin Readers] 140 copies, 5 reviews
Decline of the English Murder 134 copies, 1 review
The War Commentaries 109 copies, 4 reviews
Selected Essays 104 copies, 1 review
Orwell: The Lost Writings 97 copies, 1 review
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Dickens, Dali and Others 72 copies, 1 review
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Selected Works 47 copies
Critical Essays 33 copies
Romanzi e saggi 26 copies
Rache ist sauer 20 copies
1984 [1956 film] (Author) 17 copies, 1 review
Orwell on Freedom 16 copies, 1 review
Bookshop Memories 12 copies, 1 review
A Hanging 9 copies
Una buena taza de té 9 copies, 1 review
Œuvres 9 copies
Charles Dickens. Ein Essay. 6 copies, 1 review
Notes on Dali 2 copies
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1985 1 copy
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My Sin 1 copy
The Art of the Personal Essay (Contributor) 1,290 copies, 8 reviews
The Penguin Book of War (Contributor) 416 copies, 1 review
Literature: The Human Experience (Contributor) 325 copies
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (Contributor) 250 copies, 4 reviews
Eight Modern Essayists (some editions) 168 copies, 2 reviews
Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel (Contributor) 163 copies, 4 reviews
1984: The Graphic Novel (Contributor) 154 copies, 6 reviews
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 138 copies, 1 review
The Anarchist Reader (Author, some editions) 118 copies
Love of Life and Other Stories (Introduction, some editions) 116 copies, 3 reviews
The Utopia Reader (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (Contributor) 81 copies
1984 - George Orwell (SparkNotes) (Associated Name) 57 copies
George Orwell's 1984: A Play (Original story) 56 copies
Animal Farm [1954 film] (Original book) 51 copies
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (Contributor) 51 copies, 2 reviews
1984 (Original novel) 40 copies, 1 review
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Partisan Review (Contributor, some editions) 33 copies
A Book of Essays (Contributor) 25 copies
Classic Essays in English (Contributor) 22 copies
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