George Orwell, the pen name of Eric Blair (1903-1950), wrote almost incessantly newspaper articles, polititical essays, poetry, documentaries, memoirs, literary criticisms and novels throughout his all-too-short life.

We have regrouped here his works that have best passed the test of time.

Articles in this section

  • "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell (1949)

    by George Orwell

    One of the most famous novels of its time and certainly the best-known and most widely-read science-fiction novel of all time, Nineteen Eighty-Four is an extrapolation some forty years into the future of the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union — that had just been extended to a significant part (...)

  • "Animal Farm" (1945) by George Orwell

    by George Orwell

    This brilliant parable describes in simple, clear and convincing terms the revolt of the animals in an English farm that at first succeeds in establishing an egalitarian society only to evolve relentlessly into an system of oppression under the leadership of a small group of intelligent, (...)

  • "Homage to Catalonia" (1938) by George Orwell

    by George Orwell

    George Orwell, a convinced left-wing socialist, went to Barcelona in December 1936 to join the forces in Catalonia fighting against the military uprising led by the General Franco. He joined the extreme-left party P.O.U.M. there and spent six months on duty in their section of the front line (...)

  • "Down and Out in Paris and London" (1933) by George Orwell

    by George Orwell

    George Orwell (1903-1950) was a passionate defender all his life of the underdogs in the society of his time, and in spite of his background as a member of the upper middle class — he was well educated and spoke with a „posh“ accent — spent several years in his late twenties working as a dishwasher (...)