Revel in the Works of George Orwell

George Orwell was the pen name of the English journalist, novelist and critic, Eric Arthur Blair. The son of a civil servant born in India in 1903, he was educated at Eton College in England then worked for the India Imperial Police in Burma. He went on to become a writer and to work for the BBC during World War Two. He died in 1950.

Which novels by George Orwell are available to buy on eBay?

Many titles by George Orwell are available on eBay from book outlets and private individuals. Among the fictional books by the author George Orwell are the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and the novella "Animal Farm". Regarded as classics of English literature, "Animal Farm", first published in 1945, is as an allegory of the Soviet Union. "Nineteen Eighty-Four", written in 1948 and published in 1949 shows a dystopian future set in the year 1984, where the world is in a state of perpetual war, governed by propaganda, with citizens subject to extremely pervasive government surveillance by the ever-present Big Brother. These literary masterpieces written by George Orwell are available in numerous different editions and formats, including hardback, paperback, folio editions, vintage editions, collector's editions, and newly published books with a variety of cover artwork. Other novels by George Orwell that you might search for include:

  • "Burmese Days" (1934) is a semi-autobiographical account of his time working in the Indian Imperial Police.
  • "A Clergyman's Daughter" (1935) is about an overworked young woman who loses her memory and her faith after passing out and wandering the countryside.
  • "Keep The Aspidistra Flying" (1936) and "Coming Up for Air" (1939) are both satirical takes on the English class system.
What other books were written by George Orwell?

George Orwell also wrote documentary journalism recounting his own experiences, critical essays on the uses and abuses of the English Language, and articles exploring his political convictions. These include:

  • "Down and Out in Paris and London" (1933) describes experiences of working in low paid jobs in both cities.
  • "The Road to Wigan Pier" (1937) details the conditions of poverty experienced by unemployed miners in the North of England.
  • "Homage To Catalonia" (1938) recounts Orwell's experiences in the Spanish Civil War
  • Many collections of essays by George Orwell have been published since his death.
  • Collected editions of George Orwell's letters and journalism are also available.
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