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  • First Book Published

    First Book Published
    Orwell, at the time Eric Blair, published his first book titled, "Down and Out in Paris and London." This book was inspired by his experiences of his jobs in Paris and London which he had to take up because of his lack of success as an author.
  • First Novel Published

    First Novel Published
    The first novel that Orwell published, Burmese Days, was about his five years as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police force in Burma. It is about the declining days of British imperialism pre- World War II.
  • "The Road to Wigan Pier"

    "The Road to Wigan Pier"
    In 1936 Orwell was sent to North England to write and account of the poverty of unemployed miners. This inspired his next novel, published in 1937, "The Road to Wigan Pier."
  • "Animal Farm"

    "Animal Farm"
    Orwell published his most famous book "Animal Farm" in 1945. It is a fable about politics that is set in a farmyard. It is based on Stalin's betrayal during the Russian Revolution. This novel made Orwell a well known name and made him financially stable for the first time.
  • "Nineteen EIghty-Four"

    "Nineteen EIghty-Four"
    Four years after publishing his famous novel "Animal Farm," Orwell published "1984." It was set in a future that was imaginary and totalitarian. A deep impression was made with it's title and many phrases - such as 'Big Brother is watching you', 'newspeak' and 'doublethink' - entered popular use.