George Orwell : Battling Big Brother
This vivid biography chronicles the life of George Orwell (1903-1950), beginning with his birth in India. Orwell joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma after graduating from Eton. Five years later, he quit and started traveling around Europe, often living on the street. He fought in the Spanish Civil War, worked as a reporter, and eventually wrote two of the most influential social satires of the 20th century, Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1948). Tanya Agathocleous includes numerous excerpts from Orwell's writings, while a final chapter explores Orwell's cultural legacy.