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Happy Birthday, George Orwell!

Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – Jan 21, 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author. Considered "perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture", he wrote works in many genres!

books Updated: Jun 25, 2009 15:54 IST

Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.

Considered "perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture", he wrote works in many different genres including novels, essays, polemic journalism, literary reviews, and poetry.

His most famous works are the satirical novel Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

Novels:

* Burmese Days (1934)
* A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)
* Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936)
* Coming Up for Air (1939)
* Animal Farm (1945)
* Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)