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The World of George Orwell by Michael Shelden

The World of George Orwell

by Michael Shelden

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Big Brother Is Watching You: The words are inextricably associated with the classic dystopian novel 1984 and with its revered author, George Orwell. The Modern Scholar series continues its exploration of great authors with this course from esteemed professor Michael Shelden. In these lectures Orwell, who also penned the epitome of the political satire, Animal Farm, is discussed in full, from his childhood in Henley-on-Thames to his final days.

Lecture 1 An English Schoolboy, 1903-1922

Lecture 2 Servant of the Empire, 1922-1927

Lecture 3 Among the Poor, 1927-1933

Lecture 4 Young Novelist, 1933-1935

Lecture 5 A Window on Wigan, 1935-1936

Lecture 6 The War in Spain, 1937

Lecture 7 Bearing Witness, 1937-1938

Lecture 8 Coming Up for Air, 1938-1939

Lecture 9 Surviving the Blitz, 1940-1941

Lecture 10 A Voice on the BBC, 1941-1943

Lecture 11 Animal Farm,1944-1945

Lecture 12 Last Man in Europe, 1945-1946

Lecture 13 Orwell's List, 1946-1947

Lecture 14 Big Brother and the World, 1948-1950

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