January 21, 2006

Long Live Animal Farm


George Orwell

Writer George Orwell died today in 1950.

Celebrated for his stark documentary-style works such as 'Down and out in Paris and London', 'Animal Farm' and 'The Road to Wigan Pier', Orwell achieved his greatest acclaim for his last book, 1984, a nightmare vision of a totalitarian society. 1984 was controversially nominated as one of the best Scottish books ever in a recent poll since it had been written while Orwell was living on the Isle of Jura.

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