1EN-625-B1945                                          
                                        
Orwell, George (eigentl. Eric Arthur    
Blair),                                       
engl. Schriftsteller,                   
Motihari (Indien) 25.1.1903 - London          
21.1.1950.                              
Foto, um 1945.

The Orwell Tour: Travels with George

Oliver has pursued his admiration for George Orwell by commencing a project to research, visit and write about the very many places Eric Blair (pen-name: George Orwell) lived or visited. Despite having died almost seventy years ago, much of Orwell’s analysis remains relevant and it was this pursuit of truth through the works of the writer that Oliver embarked on Travels with George. From June 2015 to March 2017 this will involve fifteen separate journeys encompassing travel from Scotland to Morocco. A full list of the sites, along with the relevant works researched or written at them, is below.

  • Jura, Scotland
    Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Southwold, Suffolk
    A Clergyman’s Daughter
  • Eton College, Buckinghamshire
    The Pagan
  • Katha, Burma
    Burmese Days; Shooting an Elephant; A Hanging
  • Wigan, Lancashire
    The Road to Wigan Pier
  • Hampstead, London
    Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  • Wallington, Hertfordshire
    Animal Farm
  • Marrakech, Morocco
    Coming Up for Air; Marrakech
  • Bloomsbury, London
    Animal Farm
  • Paris, France
    Down and Out in Paris and London
  • Catalonia, Spain
    Homage to Catalonia
  • Greenwich, London
  • Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
    Arise, Young Men of England
  • Motihari, Bihar, India
    Place of Birth
  • Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
    Place of Death

The final compilation is a travelogue, including a critique of Orwell’s works (his many novels, social works and essays) alongside his observations of these places as they are today and the inspiration they provided for Britain’s greatest writer of the twentieth century.

A full list of George Orwell’s works is available.