”Orwell was a British journalist and author, who wrote two of the most famous novels of the 20th century ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, is how he is presented by BBC History.
At BBC History you can also read that Animal Farm was published in 1945. It is a ”political fable set in a farmyard but based on Stalin’s betrayal of the Russian Revolution”.
Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949. This story is set in an imaginary totalitarian future. (Although 1984 is now in our past). The ”book made a deep impression, with its title and many phrases – such as ‘Big Brother is watching you’, ‘newspeak’ and ‘doublethink’ – entering popular use.”
To learn more about the author George Orwell go to george-orwell.org. Here you can read his work online including 1984 and Animal Farm. If you prefer to listen, the texts are also available as audio books; Animal Farm audio book and 1984 audio book. These hugely popular texts have also been filmed.