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Orwell, George 1903-1950

Works: 2,269 works in 11,398 publications in 70 languages and 217,128 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Translator, Originator
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Most widely held works about George Orwell
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Animal farm by George Orwell( Book )

1,756 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 65 languages and held by 22,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
Nineteen eighty-four, a novel by George Orwell( Book )

1,617 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 42 languages and held by 21,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal warfare is the price of bleak prosperity in this satire of totalitarian barbarism
Burmese days : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

345 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club
Animal farm by George Orwell( Recording )

144 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the animals at Manor Farm revolt against their master, their goal is to establish an ideal community based on hard work, honesty, and the equality of all animals. Animal Farm, as they rename it, briefly fulfills the ideal. But soon, through manipulation and aggression by those who assume power, the farm's founding principles are slowly eroded and abolished
1984 by George Orwell( Recording )

131 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1984, the world is a power-play and contemporary man is a non-entity controlled and watched by Big Brother
The road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell( Book )

228 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Orwell's observations on the appalling living conditions of the unemployed of northern England in 1937, includes evaluations of middle class prejudice and apathy, and a criticism of socialism
Coming up for air by George Orwell( Book )

246 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )

378 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Keep the aspidistra flying by George Orwell( Book )

195 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Comstock refuses to be corrupted by the world around him and chooses a low paying job and a life of poverty over prosperity and family responsibilities; however, the more he struggles against the money god, the more he realizes that it is a futile journey
The collected essays, journalism, and letters of George Orwell by George Orwell( Book )

256 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only by resurrecting our own memories can we realise how incredibly distorted is the child's vision of the world."
Down and out in Paris and London : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

283 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a penniless British writer who works as a dishwasher in Paris and encounters the disturbing world of street people and charitable shelters in London
A clergyman's daughter by George Orwell( Book )

93 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the book's jacket insert: George Orwell's third novel, which has been out of print in this country since its original publication in the thirties, is vintage Orwell in its theme, its spirit, and its style. Dorothy Hare is the perfect daughter of a clergyman. She spends here time in good works, She cultivates good thoughts and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad one arises. And she does her best to bridge the gap between her father's fanciful view of his position in the world and such realities as the butcher's bill. But even Dorothy's strength has its limits, and one night as she works feverishly to finish the costumes for the church-school play, she blacks out. She comes to on a London street, clad in a sleazy dress and unaware of her identity. She is fair game for the tough but friendly Nobby and his cockney pals, who befriend her for the half crown in her pocket. There follows a series of adventures: "pickin' 'ops" in Kent; a night with the down-and-outers in Trafalgar Square-a scene that Richard H. Rovere has said: "may well be the finest thing in all of Orwell's fiction"; teaching in a grubby day school for girls-a whirl of episodes spun out with all the verve and vividness, the biting humor, and the complete authority that Orwell was able to command
Shooting an elephant, and other essays by George Orwell( Book )

55 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orwell reader; fiction, essays, and reportage by George Orwell( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orwell, the war commentaries by George Orwell( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens, Dali & others; studies in popular culture by George Orwell( Book )

27 editions published between 1946 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orwell, the lost writings by George Orwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by George Orwell( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Such, such were the joys ... -- Charles Dickens -- The art of Donald McGill -- Rudyard Kipling -- Raffles and Miss Blandish -- Shooting an elephant -- Politics and the English language -- Reflections on Gandhi -- Marrakech -- Looking back on the Spanish War -- Inside the whale -- England your England -- Boys' weeklies -- Why I write
Such, such were the joys by George Orwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by George Orwell( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous and varied selection-the only hardcover edition available-of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century. Though best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired. Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwell's famous discussion of pacifism, "My Country Right or Left," his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in "Shooting an Elephant," and his very firm opinion on how to make "A Nice Cup of Tea." In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideas-his desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in language-are as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever
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Āravēla, Jorja 1903-1950

Ārvel, Jārg 1903-1950

Ārvel, Jārji 1903-1950

Aūrūal, Jūrj

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Blair, Eric A. 1903-1950

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Jārj Ārvil 1903-1950

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אורוול, ג׳ורג׳

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אורוול, גורג 1903-1950

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ארוועל, ג'ורג' 1903-1950

בלייר, אריק

בלר, אריק ארתור

آرول، جارج، 1903-1950

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بلير، اريك

بلير، اريك (Blair, Eric)

جورج أورويل، 1903-1950

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オーウェル, ジョージ

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奥威尔乔治 1903-1950

欧威尔, 乔治, 1903-1950

Nineteen eighty-four, a novelBurmese days : a novelAnimal farm1984The road to Wigan PierComing up for airHomage to CataloniaKeep the aspidistra flying