George Orwell Bio, Age, Height, Family, Career, Net worth, Spouse, Books

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George Orwell Biography

Eric Arthur Blair was a popular  English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. However, Blaire’s pen name was George Orwell. Orwell’s work is characterized by lucid prose and biting social criticism. Therefore, total opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. George made poetry,  literary criticism, fiction, and polemical journalism. So his work remains influential in popular culture and in political culture.

George Orwell Age

Erick Arthur was born in the year 1903 on 23rd June Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India. So he lived and died in the year 1950 on 21st January. Orwell was 46 years during that time.

George Orwell Height

Orwell was considerably taller than the Spanish fighters. Therefore George is At 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall.

George Orwell Weight

We regret to say that we haven’t received any information about his approximated weight, though Orwell’s weight really collapsed when he was infected by tuberculosis which led to his death.

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Early Life and Education

Richard Walmesley Blair was his father to George. He worked in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service. While his mother  Ida Mabel Blair grew up in Moulmein, Burma, where her French father was involved in a speculative venture.

In addition to that Orwell had two sisters  Marjorie and  Avril. When Eric was one year old, his mother took him and Marjorie to England. However, In 2014 restoration work began on Orwell’s birthplace and ancestral house in Motihari.

Arthur grew up in the company of his sisters and mother at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. At the age of five, Eric joined as a day boy at a convent school in Henley-on-Thames. His sister Marjorie also went to the same school.

His mother wanted him to have a public school education, but his family could not afford the fees. Later gained a scholarship through his Uncle  Charles Limouzin to St Cyprian’s School, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

While at St Cyprian’s, Blair wrote two poems that were published in the Henley and South Oxfordshire Standard. Orwell earned scholarships to Wellington and Eton.


In April 1932 Blair became a teacher at The Hawthorns High School, a school for boys, in Hayes, West London. While at the school he became friendly with the curate of the local parish church and became involved with activities there.

Later that year Orwell wrote an essay  “clink” describing his failed attempt to get sent to prison. George’s aunt Nellie Limouzin found him another job working as a part-time assistant in Booklovers’ Corner, a second-hand bookshop in Hampstead.

At the beginning of 1935, he had to move out of Warwick Mansions, and Mabel Fierz found him a flat on Parliament Hill. A Clergyman’s Daughter was published on 11 March 1935.

After Orwell left Booklovers’ Corner. Victor Gollancz suggested Orwell spend a short time investigating social conditions in economically depressed northern England.

Orwell in 1984

Animal Farm had particular resonance in the post-war climate and its worldwide success made Orwell a sought-after figure. Orwell mixed journalistic work mainly for Tribune, The Observer, and the Manchester Evening News. Orwell then wrote his best-known work Nineteen Eighty-Four published in 1949.

Following Eileen’s death, he published around 130 articles and a selection of his Critical Essays. He remained active in various political lobbying campaigns.

Orwell returned to London in late 1946 and picked up his literary journalism again.  Now a well-known writer, he was swamped with work. Orwell left London for Jura on 10 April 1947 and In July he ended the lease on the Wallington cottage.

During his time in Jura Orwell worked on Nineteen Eighty-Four and made good progress.

Net worth

George Orwell’s Net worth was estimated as 85million dollars.


George was first a husband to Eileen Blair and lived together from 1936 to 1945. Later took Sonia Orwell as a wife in 1949 and were together till his death in 1950.


Orwell had two kids

  1. Richard Blair
  2. George  Horatio Orwell


  1. Nineteen Eighty-Four
  2. Animal Farm
  3. Homage to Catalonia
  4. Down and Out in Paris and London
  5. Burmese Days
  6. The Road to Wigan Pier
  7. Coming Up for Air
  8. Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  9. A Clergyman’s Daughter
  10. Why I Write
  11. Politics and the English Language
  12. Animal Farm. 1984
  13. A Hanging
  14. The Complete Works of George Orwell
  15. A collection of essays
  16. The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius
  17. Essays George Orwell
  18. Such, Such Were the Joys
  19. Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Graphic Novel
  20. Books v. Cigarettes
  21. Notes on Nationalism
  22. The decline of the English Murder
  23. George Orwell Essays
  24. Facing Unpleasant Facts
  25. All art is propaganda
  26. England Your England
  27. Facing Unpleasant Facts
  28. All art is propaganda
  29. England Your England
  30. Inside the Whale and Other Essays
  31. Inside the Whale
  32. Orwell on Truth
  33. As I Please
  34. The Prevention of Literature
  35. A Nice Cup of Tea
  36. The Art of Donald McGill
  37. Orwell in Spain
  38. Fascism and Democracy


  1. Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella
  2. Prometheus Hall of Fame Award


Orwell was diagnosed with tuberculosis in December 1947. So in mid-1949, he courted Sonia Brownell, and they announced their engagement in September, shortly before George was removed to University College Hospital in London. However, Sonia took charge of Orwell’s affairs and attended him diligently in the hospital.

Orwell died on 21st January 1950 46 years of age.