Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.
It’s 1984. Winston Smith lives alone in London. He is a secret rebel plotting his escape from the Party: the deadly dictatorship led by Big Brother. Winston dreams of finding freedom, love and peace: everything that is outlawed. His act of defiance will...[SEE MORE]