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|Full Name||Eric Arthur Blair "George Orwell"|
|Birth Date||June 25, 1903|
|Death Date||January 21, 1950|
|Died||London, England, UK|
|Cause of Death||tuberculosis|
Wellington College, Berkshire
Richard Walmsley Blair
|Mother||Ida Mabel Limouzin|
Sonia Mary Brownell Orwell
|Children||Richard Horatio Orwell|
At Eton, Aldous Huxley was Orwell's French teacher.
When Orwell sent his manuscript for Down and Out in Paris & London to publishers in 1931, T.S. Eliot, then the editorial director at Faber & Faber, rejected it. When he sent out Animal Farm in 1944, Eliot rejected that as well.
Henry Miller was a friend of Orwell's, and attempted to discourage him from enlisting in the Spanish Civil War. In a 1940 essay, Orwell was one of the first to name Miller as a major modern writer.
Orwell was a friend of H.G. Wells, though they often quarreled over differing viewpoints.
Evelyn Waugh visited Orwell on his deathbed.
Orwell publicly defended P.G. Wodehouse when he was accused of being a Nazi sympathiser.