There’s always someone hard to buy for at Christmas. Trust us, books are always the answer. Here are ten tricky candidates and the perfect picks for them...
Individual liberty. Society. Technology. Political liberty. Revolution. The importance of free speech. Orwell’s ambition to create a fairer and more egalitarian society is essential inspiration as we strive for freedom and equality in today’s world. Here are 12 important quotes from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four, taken from the ultimate anthology on liberty: Orwell on Freedom.
In this fake news, post-truth era, books like The Handmaid’s Tale, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World have been guiding lights. Here’s why.
These quotes from Orwell on Truth, a collection of George Orwell's fiction and non-fiction on this elusive subject, bring his much needed voice of reason to today's post-truth world
Are these 8 quotes from George Orwell books, or real-life politics? Take our quiz to test your knowledge
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. Read the opening passage to one of the most famous books ever written by George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.
For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here.