This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Legacy Library: George Orwell

GeorgeOrwellLibrary is a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

GeorgeOrwellLibrary is also an author.

» See George Orwell's author page.

Search GeorgeOrwellLibrary's books

Random books from GeorgeOrwellLibrary's library

Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell

An autobiography & other essays by George Macaulay Trevelyan

Imagine the South by George Woodcock

The first Europe; a study of the establishment of medieval Christendom, A. D. 400-800 by Cecil Delisle Burns

The ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks

In the year of jubilee by George Gissing

The middle years by Henry James

Members with GeorgeOrwellLibrary's books

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

GeorgeOrwellLibrary's reviews

Reviews of GeorgeOrwellLibrary's books, not including GeorgeOrwellLibrary's

Helper badges

Common KnowledgeHelperFiver

 

Member: GeorgeOrwellLibrary

CollectionsYour library (468)

Reviews1 review

Tagsenglish (272), fiction (210), poetry (67), nonfiction (58), biography (55), history (42), short stories (34), england (28), drama (25), french (20) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meGreorge Orwell was the better-known pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950). Orwell's work was infused with a "profound consciousness of social injustice", and an intense rejection of totalitarianism. He is considered by some as "perhaps the 20th century’s best chronicler of English culture". His written works include fiction, polemics, journalism, memoir and critical essays. The two works he is most well known for are the novels "Animal Farm" (1945) and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949).

About my libraryThe original list of books comes from "Our Job is to Make Life Worth Living" by George Orwell Edited by Peter Davison Assisted by Ian Angus and Sheila Davison. It is a list of books believed to have been owned by Orwell at his time of death. The list is probably incomplete and may contain books that were not Orwell's. Orwell stated in his "Books v. Cigarettes" article to the Tribune on the 8th of February 1946 that his library consisted of around 900 books. This library contains 389 book that certainly belonged to Orwell and 134 that are questionable (noted as 'questionable' via tag and comment). The comments also contain information as to whom the books were distributed to after Orwell death - 'S-' for Sonia (Sonia Orwell), 'R-' for Rees (Richard Rees), and 'A-' for Avril (Mrs. William Dunn, Orwell's sister).

Although the publication year was given in most of the entries it was often impossible to determine the exact edition of the work. In such cases the work was added manually so as not to included erroneous data.

GroupsBug Collectors

Also onFacebook

Real nameGeorge Orwell

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/GeorgeOrwellLibrary (profile)
/catalog/GeorgeOrwellLibrary (library)

Member sinceOct 23, 2008

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,532,215 books! | Top bar: Always visible