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George Orwell

George OrwellAKA Eric Arthur Blair

Born: 25-Jun-1903
Birthplace: Motihari, Bengal, India
Died: 21-Jan-1950
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Remains: Buried, All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: 1984 and Animal Farm

Military service: POUM (Spanish Civil War, infantry)


[1] Thomas Cushman and John Rodden (editors), George Orwell: Into the Twenty-first Century (2004), page 98, attended Anglican mass regularly. See also Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters (2003), page 123, Orwell having left written instructions that he was to receive an Anglican funeral.

Father: Richard Blair
Mother: Ida
Sister: Marjorie (older)
Sister: Avril (younger)
Wife: Eileen O'Shaughnessy (m. 1936, d. 1945)
Son: Richard Horatio Blair (adopted, b. May-1944)
Wife: Sonia Brownell (m. 1949)

    High School: St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, Sussex
    High School: Eton College (1917-21)

    Shot: Battle Spain (May-1937)
    Risk Factors: Dengue Fever

Author of books:
Down and Out in Paris and London (1933, novel)
Burmese Days (1934, novel)
A Clergyman's Daughter (1935, novel)
Keep The Aspidistra Flying (1936, novel)
The Road to Wigan Pier (1937, social studies)
Homage to Catalonia (1938, memoir)
Coming Up for Air (1939, novel)
The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (1941, social studies)
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (1945, novella)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949, novel)



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