'He saw through everything... Many have tried to imitate his particular kind of clarity without anything like his moral authority' - Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose' - John Mortimer
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About the Author
George Orwell, real name Eric Blair, was born in 1903 in Bengal but educated at Eton. He served with the Indian Impreial Poice, and later came to Europe, doing a series of ill-paid jobs which led to his writing DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON. He fought in the Spanish Civl War the the Republicans, but in later years became disillusioned with the aims of Communism, which lead to the writing of his two magnificent political satires Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four. He died in 1950.