Luis Antonio Granja Holguín
Eric Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), was born in Bengal, India. Educated in Englandat Eton, he moved to Burma in 1922 where he joined the Indian Imperial Police for five years.
After a period doing a variety of jobs in France he returned to England whereopened a village shop. Using the pseudonym, George Orwell, he began writing articles for magazines. His first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) described hisexperiences as a struggling writer. This book was followed by three novels, Burmese Days (1934), A Clergyman's Daughter (1935) and Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936).
Consideredperhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote fiction, polemical journalism, literary criticism and poetry. He is best known forthe dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945)—they have together sold more copies than any two books by any othertwentieth-century author.
George Orwell with his adopted son in 1946.
Animal farm settings
As is the case with most fables, Animal Farm is set in an unspecified time periodand is largely free from historical references that would allow the reader to date the action precisely. It is fair to assume, however, that Orwell means the fable to becontemporaneous with the object of its satire, the Russian Revolution (1917–1945). It is important to remember that this period represented the recent past and present atthe time of writing and that Orwell understands the significance of the story’s action to be immediate and ongoing rather than historical.
An imaginary farm in England.