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  • 'Awake! Young Men of England' by George Orwell

    Periodical, Newspaper, Ephemera

    While George Orwell is better known for his novels, the first work he ever published was a poem. Written when he was onl...

  • Down and Out in Paris and London

    Book

    In his memoir, Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell describes his experience living among the poor and destit...

  • George Orwell's notes for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Manuscript, Notebook Created date: 1939/40–46/47

    This is an extract from one of George Orwell’s literary notebooks, which he probably used in different periods of his li...

  • Homage to Catalonia

    Book

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s memoir of his experience as a volunteer soldier with the Marxist party POUM (Part...

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Book

    This is the dust jacket of the first edition of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, published by Secker & Warburg in 1...

  • Orwell's domestic diary 1939–40

    Manuscript, Diary Created date: 27 May 1939; 1939–40

    This extract is part of George Orwell’s handwritten domestic diary for 1939–40. At this time, Orwell and his wife Eileen...

  • Orwell's political diary 1940–41

    Manuscript, Typescript, Diary Created date: 17 September 1940; 1940–41

    George Orwell was a diligent diarist, keeping several notebooks to note down his thoughts on current events and record h...

  • Orwell's proposed introduction to Animal Farm

    Manuscript, Typescript, Draft Created date: estimated 1945

    This is the fair copy of ‘The Freedom of the Press’, which George Orwell wrote as a preface for his novella Animal Farm....

  • Orwell's review of Assignment in Utopia, from New ...

    Periodical

    George Orwell wrote this review of Eugene Lyons’s memoir Assignment in Utopia (1937) in June 1938, two months after the ...

  • 'Pamphlet Literature' by George Orwell

    Periodical

    In this article for the New Statesman, George Orwell reviews a set of political and religious pamphlets, discussing thei...

  • Photograph of Orwell in the Home Guard

    Photograph, Image Created date: c. 1940–43

    This photograph shows George Orwell with his fellow volunteers from the St John’s Wood Company of the Home Guard. Orwell...

  • 'The Slack-Bob' by George Orwell

    Periodical, Manuscript, Ephemera Created date: 1918

    George Orwell’s short story ‘The Slack-Bob’ appeared in Eton College’s student-run literary magazine The Election Times....