“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of the most famous and influential novels of the 20th century. This terrifying dystopia, which he created in a time of great social and political unrest, remains acutely relevant and influential to this day.
George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, was born on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, Bengal, India and died on January 21, 1950, in London, England. He was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. His other works are A Clergyman’s Daughter, Keep The Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up For Air, and Burmese Days.