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George Orwell

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George Orwell was an English twentieth century novelist, journalist, and social critic. He is the author of many well-known written works, including novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Two of his most critically-acclaimed non-fiction titles include The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), an exploration of working-class life in northern England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), a documentation of his time spent in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Born in British colonial India, Orwell spent his final days in London, where he died at the age of 46 in 1950.