Author: George Orwell
First published: Jun 08, 1949
Number of pages: 298
Preceded by: Animal Farm
Characters: Big Brother · Julia · Winston Smith · Emmanuel Goldstein · O’Brien · Syme
Adaptations: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) · 1984 (1956) · Brazil (1985) · Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) · 1984 · 1984 · 1984 · 1984: A Personal View of Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ (1983)Highlights
- 1931: “Hop Picking”, by Eric Blair, appeared in the October 1931 issue of New Statesman, whose editorial staff included his old friend Cyril Connolly.
- 1933: Down and Out in Paris and London was published on 9 January 1933, as Orwell continued to work on Burmese Days.
- 1936: Orwell married Eileen O’Shaughnessy on 9 June 1936.
- 1937: The result of his journeys through the north was The Road to Wigan Pier, published by Gollancz for the Left Book Club in 1937.
- 1937: He recovered sufficiently to get up and on 27 May 1937 was sent on to Tarragona and two days later to a POUM sanatorium in the suburbs of Barcelona.
- 1943: In March 1943 Orwell’s mother died and around the same time he told Moore he was starting work on a new book, which turned out to be Animal Farm.
A 21st-century printing by Penguin Books with an intentionally censored cover
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