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 (ôr′wĕl′, -wəl), George Pen name of Eric Arthur Blair. 1903-1950.
British writer whose books attack totalitarianism and reflect his concern with social justice. His works include the novels Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949) and the essay collection Shooting an Elephant (1950).


(ˈɔːwəl; -wɛl)
(Biography) George, real name Eric Arthur Blair. 1903–50, English novelist and essayist, born in India. He is notable for his social criticism, as in The Road to Wigan Pier (1932); his account of his experiences of the Spanish Civil War Homage to Catalonia (1938); and his satirical novels Animal Farm (1945), an allegory on the Russian Revolution, and 1984 (1949), in which he depicts an authoritarian state of the future
Orwellian adj


(ˈɔr wɛl, -wəl)

George (Eric Arthur Blair), 1903–50, English novelist and essayist.
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yes, ye would not credit it to look at him, or to hearken to his soft voice, but from the sailing from Orwell down to the foray to Paris, and that is clear twenty years, there was not a skirmish, onfall, sally, bushment, escalado or battle, but Sir Nigel was in the heart of it.
Nonetheless, I expressed strong reservations about Hollis's "shadow-boxing" style of jumping into the ring with Orwell and counterpunching his way through round after round of argument on practically every issue that separated the two men, with unceasing blows directed against Orwell's deviations from Hollis's orthodox Catholicism and political conservatism.
Like Orwell, he did not follow any "line," be it Communist or McCarthyist.
Familiar in the United States only to a narrow band of Trotskyists in New York until Animal Farms publication, Orwell entered the American scene as a blank slate--and soon became touted as the leading literary Cold Warrior.
Orwell forecast a time when CCTV-style surveillance was everywhere.
These and other examples will be looked at in more detail later, but it is striking that Orwell considered it important to be seen as anti-imperialist despite writing fiction which is frequently at least imitative of adamantly pro-colonial literature.
The Orwell political writing award was created to honour the book that the judges feel is closest to Orwell's own ambition of making political writing an art.
The house where Orwell was born as Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 when his father worked under the British Raj lay in ruins for decades with pigs and dogs roaming around before the state government woke up to the need to preserve and renovate it as a historical monument on the lines of the birthplaces of William Shakespeare and Leo Tolstoy in England and Russia, respectively.
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What, to begin with, did Orwell actually say about comedy?