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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

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nineteen eighty four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

eric blair 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
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Born
  • Eric Blair was born in Bihar, India
  • His great-grandfather was a wealthy country gentleman. He had an income as an landlord of slave planation's in Jamaica.
early life
Early Life
  • When Eric was one year old, his mother took him and his sisters to England. He was brought up in the company of his mother and sisters.
  • When he was young he read and wrote poetry. He dreamed of becoming a famous writer.

Blair family home at Shiplake

They moved here before WWI

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Eton College
  • He earned a scholarship to attend Eton College. However, the scholarship did not guarantee a place, and none was immediately available for Blair. He stayed at St. Cyprians until 1917 when a place became available at Eton. He studied at Eton until December 1921, when he left at he age of 18.5
academic performance
Academic Performance
  • Academic performance reports suggest that he neglected his academic studies but during this time he worked with Roger Mynors to produce a College maganize, “The Election Times.”
  • His parents could not afford to send him to a university without another scholarship, and they concluded from his poor results that he would not be able to win one.
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Therefore, he left Eton and joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burman, then a British colony.

  • He resigned in 1927 and decided to become a writer.
  • In 1928, he moved to Paris where lack of success as a writer forced him into a series of menial jobs. He described his experiences in his first book, Down and Out in Pair and London. Published in 1933
  • He took the name George Orwell shortly before its publication.
animal farm
Animal Farm
  • In 1945, Orwell's 'Animal Farm' was published. A political fable set in a farmyard but based on Stalin's betrayal of the Russian Revolution, it made Orwell's name and ensured he was financially comfortable for the first time in his life.
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • . 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' was published four years later. Set in an imaginary totalitarian future, the book made a deep impression, with its title and many phrases - such as 'Big Brother is watching you', 'newspeak' and 'doublethink' - entering popular use.
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Considered the 20th century’s best chronicler of English culture.

  • He wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and journalism.
  • He is best known for the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm.
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four was considered dystopian which is a creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society.
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Diagnosed of tuberculosis in December 1947.

  • Early on the morning of January 21, 1950, an artery burst in his lungs, killing him at age 46.