Essays and Journalism by George Orwell

The Spike
A Hanging
Hop Picking

Shooting an Elephant
Bookshop Memories

Down the Mine
North and South
Spilling the Spanish Beans


Charles Dickens  Read a Belorussian translation.
Boys' Weeklies
Inside the Whale
Charles Reade

The Lion and the Unicorn
Wells, Hitler and the World State
The Art of Donald McGill

Rudyard Kipling
A Modern de Quincey by Captain H. R. Robinson
Looking Back on the Spanish War

The Development of William Butler Yeats by V. K. Narayana Menon
Mark Twain: The Licensed Jester

Benefit Of Clergy: Some Notes On Salvador Dali
Raffles and Miss Blandish

In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse
Anti-Semitism in Britain
Poetry and the Microphone
Notes on Nationalism
You and the Atom Bomb
Good Bad Books
Revenge is Sour
Freedom of the Park
The Sporting Spirit
Nonsense Poetry: The Lear Omnibus edited by R. L. Megroz

Pleasure Spots
A Nice Cup of Tea
The Prevention of Literature
Books v. Cigarettes
The Moon Under Water. Orwell writes about his favourite pub.
Decline of the English Murder
Politics and the English Language
Some Thoughts on the Common Toad
A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray
James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution
Confessions of a Book Reviewer
Why I Write
Politics vs. Literature: An Examination of Gulliver's Travels
Arthur Koestler
How the Poor Die
Riding Down from Bangor

Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool

George Gissing
Writers and Leviathan
Such, Such Were the Joys

Reflections on Gandhi

As I Please
In November 1943 George Orwell joined the Tribune as its Literary Editor. His principal contribution there was the writing of a free-flowing political and literary column entitled "As I Please".

Large collection of George Orwell's Tribune columns

Poems by Eric Blair

Awake! Young Men of England
The Pagan
Our minds are married, but we are too young
Romance (Ironic poem about prostitution)
Suggested by a toothpaste advertisement, c. 1922-1927.
The Lesser Evil
A happy vicar I might have been


Orwell offered writers' blacklist to anti-Soviet propaganda unit
Orwell is revealed in role of state informer
Socialist icon who became Big Brother
Revealed: George Orwell's Big Brother dossier
Orwell's List (New York Review of Books)
Claus B. Storgaard on Orwell's Political Development
Police watched Orwell for leftist leanings
Orwell's BBC Broadcasts: Colonial Discourse and the Rhetoric of Propaganda
MI5 convinced George Orwell was not communist
How MI5 kept watch on Orwell

History & Reference Materials

Public Record Office (UK)
Britain in India (BBC)
British Raj
Spanish Civil War (History)
Spanish Civil War tour around Barcelona visiting some of the key sites in the city.
World War Two (BBC)
Battle of Britain
British propaganda posters of the Second World War
Orwell's Wigan Pier reinvented for history buffs
History Today article: "Orwell Now"
The Cold War