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Posted by princessxxx on June 24, 2009


Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.

Considered “perhaps the 20th century’s best chronicler of English culture,”  he wrote works in many different genres including novels, essays, polemic journalism, literary reviews, and poetry. His most famous works are the satirical novel Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).


  1. How grouse that Orwell’s birthday is just after Frannie’s, and that you noticed it, Princess. My permanent hero and benchmark, as you can tell over at Regrets.
    Check out his rather bathetic diary:


  2. thanks betty, i enjoyed his diary, what i’ve read so far. it’s about gardening and flowers.
    i love to garden, takes my mind of things. i will finish reading that later.

    i’m lost, who is Frannie?


  3. Nick said

    You might enjoy my article Beyond Beyond Orwell at http://gritsandroses.org/2009/06/25/beyond-beyond-orwell/


  4. Frannie is my daughter, Princess: you need to visit more: I wion’t moderate yr comments, promise.


  5. princessxxx said

    oh, ok, well, Happy Birthday Franny, too.

    i will drop by and visit more, soon as i get my crazy head together.

    anyway, Orwell sure knew what was going down.

    Nicks site above is a really good read, i recommend checking it out.


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