During this period when Animal Farm was published and Nineteen Eighty-Four was begun, Orwell’s wife Eileen died, in March. Her last very moving letters to her husband are printed here, as are essays, articles and war correspondence for various newspapers.
About the Author
Peter Davison is Professor of English and Media at De Montfort University, Leicester. He edited the Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript of Nineteen Eighty-Four and the twenty volumes of The Complete Works of George Orwell.