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Questions about the works of the English author George Orwell (1903 – 1950) or his life as a writer. Orwell is best known for the novels 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Animal Farm'.

George Orwell (1903-1950; real name Eric Arthur Blair) wrote political satire.

His most famous novels include Animal Farm, a satire on the Russian Revolution of 1917, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, a vision of a dystopic society.

His non-fiction includes The Road to Wigan Pier, a study of the lives of the working classes in Lancashire and Yorkshire; Down and Out in Paris and London, a study of the lives of the working classes in Paris and London; and Homage to Catalonia, an account of Orwell's experiences participating in the Spanish Civil War.