George Orwell’s lasting legacy
George Orwell, real name Eric Blair, occupies a special place in 20th century literature thanks to fiction that forces the reader to think. The author (1903-1950) is best remembered for his six novels but also wrote narrative essays, literary reviews and journalistic articles.
Orwell’s writing was so pervasive that phrases he coined are still used, such as the Thought Police, Doublethink, Big Brother and more. To this day, any overtly controlling regime or power is often referred to as Orwellian.
More than 60 years after his death from Tuberculosis, rare editions of his books are highly desirable. Make your collection a little more Orwellian.