Born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bengal (now Bihar
) India, and given the name of Eric Arthur Blair. Orwell (Blair) moved to England at the age of 7.
Enrolled in the parish school of Henley-on-Thames
Orwell wrote his first published work, the poem “Awake! Young Men of England
Orwell who came from a working class family went to Eaton College on scholarship from 1917-1921. After college Orwell joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma (now Myanmar) from 1922-1927. Influenced by his surroundings Orwell's novel "Burmese Days
" was first published in the United States in 1934 and then London in 1935.
In 1949 Orwell was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was admitted to the Cotswold Sanatorium in Gloucestershire
On 21 January 1950 at the age of forty-six, he succumbed to the tuberculosis that had plagued him for the last three years of his life. While hospitalized Orwell wrote "1984
" which he stated in his last interview it could have been better if he wasn't sick.
Would better have been worse? Events continue to unfold that are eerily similar to projections by Orwell of the future in "1984." The drones are here as he wrote they would be.