George Orwell

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George Orwell was a very bright man who had an interesting life. He wrote many stories and novels from the years 1914-1946 (Oldsey).During these years he wrote about 15 books. The most famous book that Orwell wrote was 1984. George Orwell's life was greatly influenced by World War Two and affected his writings in 1984 because he did not like the way the world was being taken over. He wrote how he thought the world would end up being like in the year 1984 if it stayed on the same track it was on.

George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari India. Orwell's real name was actually Eric Author Blair but changed it when he became an author. The Blair Family was known as civil servants working for the British Empire in India. Orwell's mom was Ida Mabel Blair, the daughter of a French tradesman. Orwell's dad was an agent in the opium department of the Indian civil Service.

In 1904, his mother brought him to England and they lived in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Richard Blair stayed behind and worked in India until retirement. Also, he had a sister named Marjorie Blair who was older and attended all the same schools as he did and a younger sister named Avril who also attended many of the same schools. The Blair Family was not a very wealthy family of their times and they owned no property (Albee).

Orwell had a variety of schools he went to. From 1908 to 1911, George went to Sunnylands, an Anglican school in Eastbourne, Sussex. From 1911-1916 he was a boarder at St. Cyprian's prep school. When he was around 13 years old, he won a scholarship to Wellington and soon after got another for Eton, the famous public school. Orwell chose to go...