This edition of the Famous Author series presents an entertaining look at the life and work of British writer George Orwell. Known by his pen name, Orwell was born Eric Blair in 1903 in Motihari, India. The writer achieved prominence in the late 1940s as the author of satires attacking totalitarianism. His work established him as one of the most influential voices of the century. This volume of the series recounts Orwell's youth in India, where his father was employed in the civil service, and his stint with the Imperial Police in Burma. The 18-volume series salutes writers from many periods, including Shakespeare, John Keats, Virgina Woolf, and others.