George Orwell

(1903 - 1950)

George Orwell
Do you like this poet?
7 person liked.
1 person did not like.


Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimetre nearer.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. 1984, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1949). Extract from Goldstein's book.
  • ''All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Animal Farm, ch. 10 (1945). The animals' Commandment. The original version in the book was "All animals...
  • ''He is as antisocial as a flea. Clearly, such people are undesirable, and a society in which they can flourish has something wrong with it.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 3, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian A...
  • Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of...
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 3, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian A...
  • The great disadvantage, and advantage, of the small urban bourgeois is his limited outlook. He sees the world as a middle- class world, and everything outside these limits is either laughable or sligh...
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Charles Dickens," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
Read more quotations »

Comments about George Orwell

---
There is no comment submitted by members..
Best Poem of George Orwell

Ironic Poem About Prostitution

When I was young and had no sense
In far-off Mandalay
I lost my heart to a Burmese girl
As lovely as the day.

Her skin was gold, her hair was jet,
Her teeth were ivory;
I said, 'for twenty silver pieces,
Maiden, sleep with me'.

She looked at me, so pure, so sad,
The loveliest thing alive,
And in her lisping, virgin voice,
Stood out for twenty-five.

Read the full of Ironic Poem About Prostitution

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Report Error]