George Orwell
#65 Overall Influence

George Orwell

English author and journalist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Eric Arthur Blair , known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Wellington College
Wellington College

School in Bracknell Forest, UK

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Homage to Catalonia
  • Burmese Days
  • Inside the Whale
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Pleasure Spots
  • Animal Farm
  • Inside the Whale and Other Essays
  • A Clergyman's Daughter
  • Critical Essays
  • In Defence of English Cooking
  • Coming Up for Air
  • England Your England
  • Books v. Cigarettes
  • Down and Out in Paris and London
  • A Hanging
  • The Road to Wigan Pier
  • Shooting an Elephant
  • Politics and the English Language
  • Decline of the English Murder
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#15 World Rank
#26 World Rank