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George Orwell Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about George Orwell, the time, place, players, and culture?

Animal Farm

E-text of the novel.


E-text of the novel.

Homage to Catalonia

E-text of the book.

The Road to Wigan Pier

E-text of the book.

Politics and the English Language

E-text of the essay.

"Such, Such Were the Joys"

E-text of the essay.

"A Hanging"

E-text of the essay

British Propaganda

Orwell worked in the propaganda division of the BBC. Here are examples of wartime propaganda posters.

Orwell's Diaries

Blog posting Orwell's journal entries.

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