1. larkin

    The resurgence of Orwell's 1984

    There has been a resurgence of the 1948 George Orwell book, 1984 9500% increase in sales has brought it to the top of the best seller list. In a New York Times article, They seem to lay it at the feet of Trump, but is that really the sum of it...
  2. EmperorTigerstar

    Orwell - Politics in the English Language

    George Orwell: Politics and the English Language ^ Full text online (not a file, it's on the page) This is my favorite essay written by George Orwell. He talks about that certain way of English that politicians and news people use and the essay is at a time where Orwell has not written 1984...
  3. Precedence

    If a 1984-like situation happened in real-life, which path would you choose?

    Your country is ruled by a totalitarian dictator much like Hitler and Stalin. Previous to the takeover, you were a respected member of society. Your two options are joining the resistance group or joining the police force. Police Force - You can the head of a sect's police force - You'll be...
  4. Bart9349

    Spring Greetings from Mr. Orwell

    It was a long and brutal winter for many people. Hopefully, spring has treated everyone better. Here's my favorite quote concerning the beauty and hope that spring brings, by my favorite author George Orwell from his essay "Some Thoughts on the Common Toad": George Orwell - Some Thoughts on...
  5. bartieboy

    A beautiful quote on England by George Orwell

    I just finished reading Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, a brilliant book with a beautiful ending quote that I'd like to share with you. And then England - southern England, probably the sleekest landscape in the world. It is difficult when you pass that way, especially when you are...
  6. avon

    Orwell, 1984 & Huxley, Brave New World

    George Orwell, 1984, 1949 AND Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932 Texts both available here. Thread opens Sunday, 08 May, 2011.
  7. avon

    Orwell, Animal Farm

    Image source. George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945. Text available here. Thread opens Sunday, 24 April, 2011. Amazon.com: Animal Farm (Penguin Modern Classics) (9780141182704): George Orwell: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KrSw7jlPL.@@AMEPARAM@@51KrSw7jlPL
  8. Patito de Hule

    George Orwell - Looking Back on the Spanish War

    George Orwell Looking back on the Spanish War This essay is worth an hour's read for those with a historical interest in a good writer's look back on his experiences fighting in the Trotskyist POUM during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's. The essay was apparently written in 1940 and...
  9. avon

    Orwell, Shooting an Elephant

    George Orwell, Shooting An Elephant , 1936. Text available at: http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/887/ Open for discussion on Sunday, 9 May, 2010. .