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George Orwell Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Burmese Days (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Up for Air (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animal Farm (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
1984 (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homage to Catalonia (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Nice Cup Of Tea (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dickens, Dali and Others (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting an Elephant (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
British Pamphleteers (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Essays (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
England Your England and Other Essays (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Essays/Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Writings (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion and the Unicorn (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
As I Please, 1943-1945 (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Collection of Essays (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Age Like This 1920-1940 (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Front of Your Nose 1945-1950 (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Country Right or Left 1940-1943 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The English People (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Essays of George Orwell (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War Broadcasts (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell The Lost Writings (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Commentaries (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell: The War Commentaries (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Prose (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sayings of George Orwell (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pages From a Scullion's Diary (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Propaganda is Lies (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facing Unpleasant Facts (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Belong to the Left (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Have Tried to Tell the Truth (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Is What I Think (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Our Little Corner Clean (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kind of Compulsion (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Job is to Make Life Worth Living (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Patriot After All (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smothered Under Journalism (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Wasted Years (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell and Politics (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell and the Dispossessed (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell in Spain (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell's England (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell: The 'Observer' Years (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why I Write (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell In Tribune (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books v. Cigarettes (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Art Is Propaganda (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell: A Celebration (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Narrative Essays (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diaries (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Life in Letters (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Essays (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell on Truth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notes on Nationalism (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orwell on Freedom (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Eloquent Essay(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Model Essays(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire Tales(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Is Short – Art Is Shorter: In Praise of Brevity(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

George Orwell is a pen name used by English author Eric Arthur Blair. He was born in 1903 in Bengal and died in 1950. Orwell is known for his fictional novels that have been made into such movies as several versions of 1984 and full length feature Animal Farm in 1954.

He attended Eton, where he received his education. He served in Burma with the Indian Imperial Police and after he was done decided to go back to Europe to write for income, making money putting down essays and novels.

Orwell was a man that focused on politics in his writing and turned his attention to the times that he lived in. He was a man that possessed feelings of great passion and intensity. He was massively opposed to the concept and practice of totalitarianism.

As a result of his political beliefs, Orwell decided that he would join the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Loyalists. It was a move that many others also made for similar reasons to help the Loyalists win.

George Orwell is probably most well known to readers that have heard of him from his novel Animal Farm. If they have not heard of that, it is just as likely that they have heard of 1984, the immense dystopian classic work. This story tells of political prophecies come to pass and a world that is constantly at war with other parts of itself and changing the propaganda to reflect that. With one man pitted up against an evil system, can there be any hope of ever finding individuality or will it be ruthlessly stamped out?

Orwell became a writer in print when his novel Burmese Days was published in 1934. The novel is based on Orwell’s own experiences serving as a policeman in the colonies for the imperial forces. He also would later come out with his own study of poverty in two different novels. He also would pen an account of his time serving in the civil war.

Burmese Days is a novel by George Orwell that is set in Burma in the days when the Empire ruled. This was a time when imperial law was in place and the British were the ones that were ruling over Burma. A story of imperial practice of bigotry and corruption taking place nearly everywhere, this is a unique read that you won’t soon forget.

Things are not bound to go well for the main character in this book. John Flory is a merchant of timber and also happens to be white. He is English, so this would only make sense, and his status as part of the British Empire is only more clear by the fact that he is living at an outpost in Burma like so many others of his country men.

Even though he is from Europe, the truth is that John does not feel like he fits in here. He has no seemingly common currency with the other English people there or other Europeans present in this outpost. Even though John does not have that many friends in this exotic place, he finds that he is finally able to discover some type of kinship and makes a friendship with a local.

Doctor Veraswami practices medicine and is a native of Burma. Even though he is black, he does have a positive view of the empire being placed in his country. Even though Flory likes the doctor a lot, it appears that others have a disapproving eye when it comes to their conversing and friendship. Even though he would like to think that it’s not because of racism, it clearly is.

John cannot help but be repulsed at their attitudes and their obvious racism. It shouldn’t matter much to anyone who he chooses to be friends with, but it appears that the other Englishmen do not have a high opinion of him or this relationship happening. Even though he does not agree with their views and is disgusted by the way that they put them out there, he can only manage a little bit of a rebellion against it before fizzling out.

He does want to keep his friendship with the black doctor going, but knows that the ridicule is not likely to stop. He definitely feels like he is an outsider, but what can he do? He decides to get rid of his sorrows by taking on a mistress from Burma and also deciding to take down a lot of gin all at one time. He doesn’t know how this is going to end but does not have a good feeling about it.

Flory is excited when someone finally comes onto the scene that seems interesting. Elizabeth Lackersteen is beautiful and truly a wonderful young lady. When she arrives, he is interested in her and thinks that maybe this is finally his chance to get out of his well of loneliness. Perhaps she is just the thing that he needs and the merchant decides to court her.

It may yet appear that she does not return his interest. Flory also does not naturally have the ability to date and is a little awkward in his pursuit of her. When a corrupt local magistrate ends up plotting, anything could happen and go wrong.

Meanwhile, his doctor friend is in a spot unless he can gain access as a member to a very exclusive club that only includes white people. This original novel is a commentary on imperialism and racism, check out this book for yourself.

A Clergyman’s Daughter came out for the first time in 1935. The story focuses on Dorothy, a young woman that is trapped in her own life. She is a daughter that does what she can to avoid getting negative attention from her father. She also is a housekeeper that makes little money.

Dorothy tries to distract herself with various activities from thinking about her debts. When she ends up in London with no memory and money in her pocket, what will she do? Read this book by Orwell to soak up the social commentary of this work from start to finish.

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