The LifeeBook - 2015
"Winner of the Whitbread Biography Award: the authoritative biography of one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century It was not easy to bury George Orwell. After a lifetime of iconoclasm, during which he professed no interest in religion and no affiliation with any church, he asked to be buried in an Anglican churchyard--but none would have him. Orwell's friends fought for him to have a proper grave, however, and the author of 1984, Animal Farm, and Homage to Catalonia, among other brilliant works of prose, poetry, and journalism, was laid to rest in a quiet country cemetery. Almost immediately, his legacy was in dispute. Orwell did not want any biographies written of him, but that has not stopped scholars from trying. Of all those published since the author's death in 1950, D. " J. Taylor's prize-winning book is considered the most definitive. Born in India, Orwell spent his forty-six years of life traveling the British Empire and confronting the world head on. From the trenches of Spain to the top of bestseller lists, Taylor presents Orwell fully--as a writer, social critic, and human being. ".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 921 Orwel
Description: 1 online resource (478 pages)
From Library Staff
This particular biography presents previously unseen material and the religious views of Orwell.