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Here, in four fat volumes, is the best selection of his non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism that is breathtaking in its scope and eclectic passions. Orwell had something to say about just about everyone and everything. Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell, is widely considered one of the greatest writers of the past century.
He was born in India to a high-born but financially troubled English family, who was unable to send him to university without a scholarship. He chose instead to serve on the colonial police force in Burma, where he preferred to associate with poor Burmese than with his colonial compatriots.
The occasionally radical political content in his essays, memoirs, and journalistic works brought him some censure during his life, but they now make up one of the most celebrated bodies of work in the English language. Sonia is believed to be the model for Julia, the heroine of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Her father died when she was four years old. She left at 17 and, after learning French in Switzerland, took a secretarial course.
As a young woman, Sonia Brownell was responsible for transcribing and editing the copy text for the first edition of the Winchester Malory as assistant to the eminent medievalist at Manchester University, Eugene Vinaver. Brownell first met Orwell when she worked as the assistant to Cyril Connolly, a friend of his from Eton College, at the literary magazine Horizon.
On 13 Octoberhe married Brownell, only three months before his death from tuberculosis. However, others have argued that she may have also been attracted to him primarily because of his fame. Her friend the painter Francis Bacon paid off her outstanding debts. He has been a recognized Orwell scholar for over three decades.The collected essays, journalism, and letters of George Orwell.
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