posted on May, 10 2003 @ 03:44 AM
George Orwell's real name was Eric Blair.He was born in India in 1903,his father was a civil servant there.Orwell attended Eton in 1917.He joined the
Indian Imperial Police in 1922 he resigned in 1928 with a growing hate for Imperialism.
He lived as a tramp for several years in both France and Britain,then he became a school teacher,then he worked in a bookshop before becoming a book
reviewer for "The English Weekly".
In 1936 he joined the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War where he was wounded.
During WW2 served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC.
He became literary editor of the "Tribune",The "Observer's" war correspondent.
Orwell suffered from TB.He died in 1950 aged 46.