Wednesday, March 2, 2016

George Orwell


George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. He is best noted for his polished prose style and his painstaking satires on social injustice. He always opposed and criticized the British imperialism. His literary reputation chiefly rests on the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945).

George Orwell

Fast Facts

Full Name: Eric Arthur Blair
Pseudonym: George Orwell
Date of Birth: June 25, 1903
Place of Birth: Motihari, Bengal, India
Date of Death: January 21, 1950
Place of Death: London, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Father: Richard Walmesley Blair (1857-1938)
Mother: Ida Mabel Limouzin Blair (1875-1943)
Siblings:
  1. Sister: Marjorie Frances Blair (1898?-?)
  2. Sister: Avril Blair (1908-?)
Spouse:
  1. Eileen Maud O'Shaughnessy (1905-1945)
  2. Sonia Brownell (1918-1980)
Children:
  1. Son: Richard Horatio Blair (adopted) (b. 1944)
Education: Eton

Quotes

"Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent."
George Orwell, "Reflections of Gandhi"

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