Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell . Eric Blair = George Orwell . Eric Arthur Blair known by his pen name George Orwell. June 25, 1903-Janurary 21, 1950 English novelist and journalist. Born. Eric Blair was born in Bihar, India
Blair family home at Shiplake
They moved here before WWI
Therefore, he left Eton and joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burman, then a British colony.