Orwell: The Authorised Biography

Front Cover
Pearson Education New Zealand Limited, 1991 - Authors, English - 564 pages
Orwell's reputation - as political seer, novelist, propagandist and diarist - only grows with the passage of time. He also lived an extraordinary varied life, as a colonial policeman, drop out and Spanish Civil War volunteer. This new and thoroughly-researched life brings out many few facts about the man and sets out to re-evaluate his significance. The human qualities that make the story of Orwell's life so appealing dominate this biography - his integrity, his humility and courage, his odd mixture of radical and conservative attitudes, his struggle to balance the public and private sides of his character.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

ORWELL: A Biography

User Review  - Kirkus

Believing that Bernard Crick's authorized biography, George Orwell (1981), neglected the writer's inner life, Shelden (Friends of Promise, 1989) set out to discover the secret life that would help to ... Read full review

Orwell: the authorized biography

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Using the pen name George Orwell, Eric Blair produced lucid memoirs ( Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia ), novels ( Animal Farm and 1984 ), and dozens of essays marked by clear ... Read full review


Cold Lessons
Consolation Prizes
Kings Scholar

20 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information