A Collection of Essays Characters & Character Analysis

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George Orwell's life span was from 1903-1950. He was born Eric Arthur Blair in India while it was part of the British Empire. He is, of course, the author of the essays included in the book - he is also the protagonist in several of the essays that contain autobiographical content. Orwell's father worked in the civil service. His mother returned to England with Orwell when he was young and he did not see his father for several years. He describes his upbringing as "lower-upper-middle class." He attended St. Cyprian's School in Eastbourne, Sussex, then Wellington, then Eton. In 1922, he joined the Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that taught him to hate imperialism. He returned to England in 1927, resigned his police position, and devoted himself to full-time writing. He briefly lived in Paris where he worked at various odd jobs and continued to...

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