George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, known by his pen name George Orwell. He was born to a British official father and a French mother. Orwell was brought up in poverty, but his intellectual capacity enabled him to win scholarships to two leading schools in England- Wellington and Eton. His writings were composed of lucid prose, social and political criticism, and an outspoken support for democracy.

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