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George Orwell was born in 1903 in India. He belonged to a middle-class family who were living in India; as a matter of fact, Orwell’s father was a civil servant. At the age of eight he was sent to a school in England. He had to study very hard in order to win a dictatorship to carry on with his studies because his family didn’t have de necessary money.
He decided not to go to either Oxford or Cambridge. He wanted to enjoy the Indian Imperial Police in Burma.
He was fond of the working class and when he went back to Europe he lived with the poor. During these years he worked as a teacher and also in a bookshop.
When the Spanish Civil War broke out, being a left-wing political writer he decided to support the left-wing side. However, he had a bitter experience in Spain, because he saw the manipulations of socialists arrived from all over Europe.
He was the editor of a socialist newspaper.
After the Russian Revolution he grew disappointed because the revolution brought about a totalitarian system. His political fable “Animal Farm” (1945) is a satire against the effects of the Russian Revolution, which changed into a Communist dictatorship.
He died in 1950, a few weeks after having published is masterpiece, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949), a dystopian novel.