#158: George Orwell

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For many, he is the greatest writer in the history of the English language.

Outside the UK, he is known as the author of two of the most important political fiction books in history: Animal Farm & 1984.

Learn about the amazing life of this fantastic man and the events that shaped his worldview.

  • Reasons to learn about George Orwell
  • The statue of George Orwell outside the headquarters of the BBC
  • Orwell's honesty & genius with language
  • The early life of George Orwell
  • Seeing the injustices of The British Empire
  • Discovering for himself how ordinary people lived
  • A description of cooking a steak in a Parisian restaurant
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • Writing Animal Farm
  • Retreating to a Scottish island and writing 1984
  • The legacy of 1984
  • The relevance of 1984 today
  • The “The People Will Believe What the Media Tells Them They Believe” meme
  • What George Orwell teaches us about the English language
  • Three curious facts about George Orwell

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/george-orwell

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