George Orwell's Novels
A set of George Orwell's novels. Orwell is famous for addressing political movements and social injustice with a satirical pen.
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|Cover||Title||Year Published||Main Characters||Short Summary|
|Burmese Days||1934||Flory, Elizabeth Lackersteen, Dr. Veraswami, U Po Kyin||Set in colonial Burma, this novel tells the story of a disillusioned teak merchant whose opposing feelings of love for Burma and racism fuel his desire for a European wife who will share his passion for Burmese culture. He thinks he has found her when he meets Elizabeth Lackersteen, but their relationship is never what either truly wants it to be.|
|A Clergyman's Daughter||1935||Dorothy Hare, Mr. Warburton||Dorothy, the daughter of a clergyman, finds herself on the road with a group of petty criminals, after developing amnesia. Slandered by a local gossip who saw her in the unwanted embrace of a suitor, Dorothy's plight becomes quite drastic. Eventually her father is able to send help which allows her to get a job at a school. When she is dismissed from this job, she returns home to continue her old routine.|
|Keep the Aspidistra Flying||1936||Gordon Comstock, Rosemary Waterlow, Philip Ravelston||Gordon Comstock leaves his good advertising job to fulfill a dream of romantic poverty with the ostensible purpose of writing poetry. His girlfriend, Rosemary, still works at the advertising agency and wishes for him to return. After a series of failures, Rosemary informs him that she is pregnant. He returns to his former life and marries her.|
|Coming Up for Air||1939||George Bowling, Hilda Bowling||A surge of nostalgia prompts George Bowling to return to his childhood home, only to find that many of his old haunts have been changed or destroyed.|
|Animal Farm||1945||Old Major, Napoleon, Snowball, Boxer||A clear allegory of the Russian Revolution and the development of the Soviet Union, this novel tells the tale of Snowball and Napoleon, two pigs who overthrow their farmer. Though the Animal Farm initially runs smoothly as an egalitarian community, Napoleon eventually runs Snowball out and uses his new power to control the animals and utilize their resources for himself.|
|Nineteen Eighty-Four||1949||Winston Smith, Julia, O'Brien, Big Brother||After the collapse of the world's governments, three superstates have taken control. Oceania, controlled by Big Brother and the Thought Police, is home to Winston Smith who works at the Ministry of Truth rewriting history. As he thinks back to his childhood, he begins to question the dictates of the Party.|