George Orwell

George Orwell
Birth 1903
Death 1950

English author and literary critic who gained universal acclaim through Animal Farm and 1984, which have been ranked alongside scripture as two of the top ten books ever. He wrote about the revival of revolutionary ideas (as it happened in the Soviet Union) and produced colourful and accurate impressions of non-hierarchical authoritarian and totalitarian societies, shrouded in fear and hatred. Not only did Orwell’s neologisms enrich culture, the expressions became universally pertinent: Cold War, Big Brother, ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’.

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