A Biography of George Orwell By Mrs. Rafalski. “Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”. Real Name—Eric Arthur Blair. Lived 1903-1950 Born in India Moved to England as a small child
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“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”
Worked as a dishwasher
Wrote Down and Out in Paris and London
Exposed harsh working conditions of the poor
Investigated England’s coal-mining industry
Wrote The Road to Wigan Pier
Exposed terrible conditions of the minersCareer Path
4. BBC writer
Fought in Spanish Civil War against communists
Shot in the throat in battle
Wrote about this war
Homage to CataloniaTo Make Ends Meet
Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1938
Adopted son in 1944
Wife died in 1946
Remarried in 1950 (three months before his own death)Personal Life
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