George Orwell

2000px-Ingsoc_logo_from_1984.svgDuring the school year many of you will read George Orwell . Orwell (1903-1950, real name Eric Blair) is one of the 20th century’s most important and interesting authors. Big brother, Newspeak, Thoughtcrime, among other words and concepts, are derived from his novels. So, if you like you can read more about him and his life here (in Swedish, do a search on the site for George Orwell) and here (in English). These two links are only available/clickable if you use computers on campus. If you are using a computer at home, have a look here instead! You can also read up on Orwell at BBC´s site. 

Orwell is most famous for 1984 and Animal farm and these two novels are the ones you are most likely to come in contact with. But he has also, among other books, written; Keep the Aspidistra flying, Burmese days and my personal favorite Down and out in Paris and London.  You can download some of his books as PDF´s here, for free. Then you can read them on you Smartphone, Laptop etc. Here you can listen to Down and out in Paris and London .

The novel 1984 has also, in the year 1984 (fitting enough), been made in to a powerful  dystopic movie. Unfortunately you can no longer watch the movie on YouTube. But below you can watch a documentary about George Orwell;

All of Orwells work are available for online-reading (download is not possible on the site I´m refering to) here on a site made by an Orwell-enthusiast.

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