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OdayAbout the Author George Orwell whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair was born in 1903 in India and then went to Eton when his family moved back to England From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma an experience that inspired his first novel Burmese Days 1934 He lived in Paris before returning to England and Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933 After writing The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia his account of fighting for the Republic While my average rating for the six novels included in this massive collection is closer to 4 than 5 stars I feel I must give this particular edition full marks for the following two reasons 1 it collects all six of Orwell's novels and 2 because it is ridiculously affordable especially when purchased online This is one collection that is not to be missedHere then are my reviews for the individual novels included in this collectionAnimal Farm 5 stars A great little book which should be mandatory reading for anyone over the age of 12 A perfect example of concision and allegory and a study in the perversion of ideals the corrupting effect of power Plenty of not so subtle references to past present dictatorships but also a frightening reminder that there are still plenty of Animal Farms in today's world Read this today if you haven't alreadyBurmese Days 4 stars Having first read about Burma in Guy Delisle's Burma Chronicles which I recommend by the way my interest was piued Factor in George Orwell writing a book about his own experiences there in the 1920's with his trademark wit and insights and what the result was in my case anyway was what the French call un incontournable that is literally something which you cannot go aroundFlory really is the center of the story view spoilerAfter he commits suicide the book is wrapped up in a few pages hide spoiler

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Described by the Irish Times as 'a writer who can and must be rediscovered with every age' George Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four two of the most famous well uoted and influential political satires ever written His other novels too tell stories of people at odds with repressive institutions and together they display Orwell's humour his understanding of human nature and his great compassion and leave us in no doubt about his power to move amuse and provoke even t I studied Animal Farm for my EngLit GCSE exams along with MacBeth; my idea of revision was to read both of them five times This worked reasonably well as I got a B grade There was an unfortunate side effect however; despite liking both I was after the exams unable to touch a copy of either without getting the shakes Fast forward than 20 years and a discussion here at Goodreads regarding whether Suealer was a subtle abuser of language prompts me to finally pick up Animal Farm once THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS' CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here Bonus Have the GR management read this Do they realise it's satire not an instruction manual

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Ans in the Spanish Civil War Orwell was admitted to a sanatorium in 1938 and from then on was never fully fit He spent six months in Morocco where he wrote Coming Up for Air During the Second World War Orwell served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC His political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945 and it was this novel together with Nineteen Eighty Four 1949 which brought him worldwide fame George Orwell was taken seriously ill in the winter of 1948 49 and died in London in 19 There's no denying Orwell's ability to tell a good story and these are all classic novels but they all suffer from having a fairly grim subtext about human nature and foibles Orwell went to Eton spent some time in the Burmese police force when it was part of the British Empire and wrote about down and outs in the depression by living among them You have to admire his commitment and there was some truth in his message but he was certainly always politically motivated George Orwell aka Eric Arthur Blair was an old school Socialist but as to whether you'll enjoy these novels is a matter of taste one for the socio political realists among you Not big on laughs

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  • 09 April 2017
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About the Author: George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair better known by his pen name George Orwell was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit a profound awareness of social injustice an intense opposition to totalitarianism a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialismIn addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial

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