George Orwell

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Eric Arthur Blair
June 24, 1903
Jan. 20, 1950

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George Orwell, originally born as Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense, revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism. Heir to a family of slave plantation owners and a colonial police officer in India, he also wrote up a list of people he suspected were communists and gave it to the British government. (Source).

Books by George Orwell