Full Name: Eric Arthur Blair
Why Famous: Born in imperial India, Eton educated, Orwell was a colonial policeman in Burma and fought against the fascists in the Spanish civil war.
His most famous works are "The Road to Wigan Pier", "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four".
Grim History of London's Speakers' Corner
Writer Becomes a Prisoner of Love
Nineteen Eighty-Four Published
- 1936-06-09 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church
- 1946-08-17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom
- 1949-06-08 Secker & Warburg publishes George Orwell's seminal novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four", set in the totalitarian state of Oceania
- 1949-10-21 Author of "Brave New World" Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
- 1984-04-04 Winston Smith in Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" begins his secret diary in defiance of the totalitarian government of Oceania
- "Within any important issue, there are always aspects no one wishes to discuss."