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Orwell, George 1903-1950

Works: 3,742 works in 16,869 publications in 59 languages and 259,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Science fiction  Fables  History  Dystopian fiction  Allegories  Biographies  Personal narratives 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Originator, Honoree, zxx, Translator, Composer, Adapter
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Most widely held works about George Orwell
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Most widely held works by George Orwell
Animal farm by George Orwell( Book )

1,941 editions published between 1900 and 2021 in 49 languages and held by 21,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
1984 : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

1,476 editions published between 1900 and 2021 in 45 languages and held by 13,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

613 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 8,319 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 )

333 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 4,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. U Po Kyin, however, succeeds and is admitted to the club. Racism and classism undergird the actions of the major characters. Kyin plans to redeem his life and cleanse his sins by financing pagodas. He dies of apoplexy before he can even start on building the first pagoda and his wife envisages him returning to life as a frog or rat. --modified slightly from
Animal farm by George Orwell( Recording )

226 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,195 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 )

189 editions published between 1948 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent -- even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101
The road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell( Book )

281 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Orwell's documentary report on conditions among the unemployed in the north of England and what he considers to be wrong with Socialism and Socialists
Keep the aspidistra flying by George Orwell( Book )

245 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,055 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
Coming up for air by George Orwell( Book )

281 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 2,931 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
Down and out in Paris and London : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

378 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the breadline in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins.
A clergyman's daughter by George Orwell( Book )

206 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,276 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
The collected essays, journalism, and letters of George Orwell by George Orwell( Book )

66 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Orwell is a major figure in twentieth-century literature. During his lifetime he published ten books and two collections of essays. Orwell seldom "reported" and he never took a line other than the one himself felt at the moment of writing. His essays are certainly some of the greatest in that most difficult genre. His widow and her co-editor have collected everything Orwell would have considered an essay, all the journalism that was not purely ephemeral, and those letters which contribute to our understanding of his life and writing. The material is arranged chronologically, and gives a continuous picture of Orwell's life as well as his work. -- From publisher's description
Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the totalitarianism that provoked George Orwell into writing 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' seems to be passing into oblivion, his harrowing, cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate, and its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade
Shooting an elephant, and other essays by George Orwell( Book )

47 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untimely death of George Orwell early in 1950 removed from the literary scene a writer at the peak of his powers. With the publication of his novel "Nineteen Eighty-four", he had reached his widest audience with his greatest theme. At the time of his death Mr. Orwell was working on a collection of writings, the finished portion of which is presented in this posthumous volume. -- From publisher's description
The Orwell reader : fiction, essays, and reportage by George Orwell( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1.] Prologue in Burma: Shooting an elephant -- A hanging -- From Burmese days -- [2.] The thirties: From Down and out in Paris and London -- How the poor die -- From A clergyman's daughter -- From Keep the aspidistra flying -- From The road to Wigan Pier -- From Homage to Catalonia -- From Coming up for air -- [3.] World War II and after: From The lion and the unicorn : socialism and the English genius -- England your England -- Rudyard Kipling -- Politics vs. literature : an examination of "Gulliver's travels" -- Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool -- In defense of P.G. Wodehouse -- Reflections on Gandhi -- Second thoughts on James Burnham -- Politics and the English language -- The prevention of literature -- "I write as I please": Decline of the English murder ; Some thoughts on the common toad ; A good word for the vicar of Bray -- Why I write -- From Nineteen eighty-four -- "Such, such were the joys ..."
Animal farm : 1984 by George Orwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )

273 editions published between 1070 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the British novelist's firsthand report on the Spanish Civil War based on his experiences fighting against the Fascists
Dickens, Dali & others : studies in popular culture by George Orwell( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sydney Harris
Orwell, the war commentaries by George Orwell( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 49 talks, written and in part delivered by Orwell from December 20, 1941, to March 13, 1943, over the BBC, were designed to counter the lies and misrepresentations being broadcast via Axis radio stations. West has restored most of the passages that were deleted by the Ministry of Information censor and provides clarifying footnotes, some of which identify clear foreshadowings of the novelist's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell not only reported on weekly developments in the main theaters of war but on campaigns such as the invasion of Madagascar and early raids on the coast of Europe. The commentaries are followed by an appendix containing a selection of Axis broadcasts, including a German account of the British victory at El-Alamein and a talk by ``Lord Haw-Haw'' on the Communist threat to Great Britain. Admirers of Orwell will be interested to see how a writer of his stature perceived the war as it progressed week by week. The texts of Orwell's talks and the Axis broadcasts in the appendix provide a rare look at a propaganda war. -- Publisher's Weekly
A collection of essays by George Orwell( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in English and held by 1,193 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
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1984 : a novel
1984 : a novelNineteen eighty-four : a novelBurmese days : a novelAnimal farm1984The road to Wigan PierKeep the aspidistra flyingComing up for air
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Aowei'er 1903-1950

Aoweier, Qiaozhi.

Aoweier, Qiaozhi, 1903-1950

Āravēla, Jorja

Āravēla, Jorja 1903-1950

Ārvel, Jārg 1903-1950

Ārvel, Jārji 1903-1950

Aūrūal, Jūrj

Blair, E.A.

Blair E. A. 1903-1950

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Blair, Eric A. 1903-1950

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George Orwell

George Orwell Angla verkisto (1903–1950)

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George Orwell britischer Schriftsteller, Essayist und Journalist (1903-1950)

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Jārj Ārvil 1903-1950

Joorj Orwel

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Jorj Vorwel 1903-1950

O wel, Jo ji 1903-1950

Ôravela, Jôrja, 1903-1950

Oravēla, Jyorja

Oravēla, Jyorja 1903-1950

Oruel, Dzhordzh 1903-1950

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Oruel, G. 1903-1950

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Ūrwīl, Ǧūrǧ 1903-1950

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Uwrūwīl, Ǧūrǧ 1903-1950

Xor-wel 1903-1950

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Блэр Э. А. 1903-1950

Блэр, Эрик

Блэр, Эрик Артур 1903-1950

Джордж Орвелл англійський письменник і публіцист

Джордж Оруел

Джордж Оруэл англійскі пісьменнік і публіцыст

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Жорж Орвелл

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Орвелл Д. 1903-1950

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אורוול, ג׳ורג׳

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אורול, ג׳ורג׳ 1903-1950

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