George orwell

Disponible uniquement sur Etudier
  • Pages : 2 (445 mots )
  • Téléchargement(s) : 0
  • Publié le : 19 septembre 2010
Lire le document complet
Aperçu du document
Eric Blair was born on the 25th of June in 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, in the then British colony of India, where his father, Richard, worked for the Opium Department of the Civil Service. His mother,Ida, brought him to England at the age of one. He did not see his father again until 1907, when Richard visited England for three months before leaving again until 1912. Eric had an older sister namedMarjorie and a younger sister named Avril.
He is better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profoundawareness of social injustice, an intense, revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.
He wrote books, novels, essays, pamphlets,poems and a lot of articles.
Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism and poetry, as well as fiction and polemical journalism. He isbest known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945). His Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences as a volunteer on theRepublican side in the Spanish Civil War, and his numerous essays are widely acclaimed. Orwell's influence on culture, popular and political, continues. Several of his neologisms have entered language, alongwith the term Orwellian; used as a critical analogy to describe situations, ideas, or societal conditions that he identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free society, that he conveyedthrough his dystopian literary concepts.

*Nineteen Eighty Four

It’s a Dystopian, Political novel, Social science fiction published on the 8th of June in 1949.
Nineteen Eighty-Four occurs inOceania, one of three intercontinental super-states who divided the world among themselves after a global war, in London, the "chief city of Airstrip One", the Oceanian province that "had once been called...