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George Orwell

Author (25-Jun-1903 — 21-Jan-1950)


Tanya Agathocleous. George Orwell: Battling Big Brother. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000.

Bernard Crick. George Orwell: A Life. London: Secker & Warburg. 1980. 473pp.

Thomas Cushman; John Rodden (editors). George Orwell: Into the Twenty-First Century. Paradigm. 2004. 316pp.

Peter Davison. George Orwell: A Literary Life. Macmillan. 1996. 175pp.

Stephen Greenblatt. Three Modern Satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley. Yale University Press. 1965. 125pp.

Christopher Hitchens. Why Orwell Matters. Basic Books. 2003. 224pp.

Tom Hopkinson. George Orwell. London: Longmans Green. 1953. 40pp.

Jeffrey Meyers. Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation. W.W. Norton & Company. 2000.

Michael Shelden. Orwell: The Authorised Biography. London: Heinemann. 1991. 564pp.

Christopher Small. The Road to Miniluv: George Orwell, the State, and God. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1976.

Peter Stansky; William Abrahams. The Unknown Orwell. London: Constable and Co.. 1972. 270pp.

George Woodcock. The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell. Little, Brown and Company. 1966. 366pp.


  1. Orwell Archive
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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.571)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.534)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1110)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.158)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.182)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1058)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.762)

  14. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.202)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.379)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.403-05)

  17. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.390)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.23)

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