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George Orwell Bibliography

George Orwell was born in 1903 in Bengal and his real name is Eric Blair. Eric lived his first year of life with his mother and father in the British colony on India. When Eric was one year old, his two sisters, mother and he moved to England. After they moved to England he saw his father only 2 times until 1912. Eric had a very intelligent mind, and when he was 5 years old, he attended a small Anglican perish in Henley (CITE). There are many books that Eric will later write that show his intelligence.

After just two years of attending, he was recommended to the head master of St. Cyprian's School. Eric received a scholarship to attend the school. He then received scholarship offers to attend both Wellington and Eton colleges. Eric spent one term at Wellington before he moved to Eton. While at Eton, he was a King's Scholar from 1917 to 1921.

When Eric was done studying at Eton, he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He joined because he has no scholarship and his family was unable to pay for his tuition. In 1928, Eric resigned and returned to England. He grew to hate imperialism, which is shown in some of his novels. Eric began writing for the New Adelphi where he received his pen name of George Orwell. His pen name was inspired by his love for England and the patron saint of England George. One of George's favorite places was the River Orwell in Suffolk, and that is how he got his last name of Orwell.

Before George found work as a schoolteacher, he lived in poverty and sometimes he was homeless. George worked as a schoolteacher until he became ill and was forced to quit. During the time he was ill, he worked as a part-time assistant in a secondhand bookshop in Hampstead (CITE). During the Spanish Civil War, George volunteered to fight as in infantryman. George was shot in the neck on May 20, 1937 (CITE). George and his wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, left Spain in June of 1937 after almost being arrested. George and Eileen were married in 1936. George adopted Eileen's son, Richard Horatio Blair, and in 1945 Eileen died during an operation.

After the war, George began writing book reviews for the New English Weekly until 1940, when he became a member of the Home Guard. He began working for the BBC Eastern Service where he worked on programmes to gain support for Britain's war efforts. In 1943, he resigned from the BBC and was a literary editor of Tribune. George had also been writing on the side, and in 1944, he finished his book Animal Farm, which was published in 1945. Animal Farm was a great success and George no longer had to worry about money. In 1945 George was the Observer's war correspondent and contributed to the Manchester Evening News.

Nineteen Eighty-Four, a book published by George in 1949 was one of his best known novels that he wrote. In the fall of 1949,



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