What are the best George Orwell books?

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    #11984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Eric Crawford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this is probably his best book"
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    #2Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    #3The Road To Wigan Pier

    The Road To Wigan Pier

    The Road to Wigan Pier is a 1937 book by British author George Orwell. It tells the story of the living and working conditions of coal miners in North England. It also includes an essay wherein Orwell writes in favor of socialism.

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    Aaron Kim
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "great read if you like socialists"
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    #4Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    Burmese Days is a 1934 novel by acclaimed author, George Orwell. Set in imperial Burma in the days of the British empire, it tells the story of John Flory, who gets embroiled in a plot to take down Dr. Veraswami.

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    Willie Williams
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Burmese Days is based on Orwell's own experiences. A book like this one could never appear today as a historical fiction. Orwell is a great writer, regardless of his political views."
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    #5Coming Up for Air

    Coming Up for Air
    Coming Up For Air is a novel by British author George Orwell. It tells the story of George Bowling, who returns to his childhood hometown only to found out that it, too, has been irrevocably changed by war.
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    Christopher Davis
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "I've read some classics in my time. but I never got a chance to read Coming Up for Air by George Orwell. I loved it! Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good read."
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    #6Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel by George Orwell. Set in 1930s London, it tells the story of Gordon Comstock and his refusal to worship the money-god and his resulting descent into asceticism. 

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    Ai Liu
    Written on March 13, 2018
    ""I have read this novel several times and always enjoy Gordon Comstock's war against the "money god" even though I know the ultimate outcome. Orwell is not great about hopeful endings but it never taints readings both past and future. The novel will never be as highly regarded as Animal Farm or 1984 but is a worthy addition to Orwell's work's and not be casually brushed off so casually as some lesser work. Any admirer of Orwell or anyone wanting to venture deeper to this author's remarkable insights should give this a chance." - "SLAPPYWAG1" [Kindle Edition]"
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    #7Down and Out in Paris and London

    Down and Out in Paris and London
    Down and Out in Paris in London is an autobiographical novel by George Orwell. It recounts his experiences living in the poverty-stricken cities, Paris and London as a working man. Orwell endured hunger, unemployment, and destitution.
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    Ding Yu
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This is a decent one of his books. I'm not sure if it is the best however."
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    #8Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia
    Homage to Catalonia is an autobiographical novel by George Orwell that recounts his experiences as a soldier of the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. 
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    Javier Zepeda
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "Homage to Catalonia is among my favorite George Orwell books. I read it cover to cover in just a few days. It details Orwell's experience reporting on the civil war in Spain. It is very well written like all of his books, and is also a great account of an important historical event. Entertaining and educational."
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    #9Why I Write

    Why I Write

    Why I Write is a collection of essays by the well-known author, George Orwell. It includes four essays, including one that chronicles Orwell's journey in writing, beginning with his literary ambitions as a child. 

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    Irma Camacho
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a great read if you are into biographies, and are interested in getting into the author's motivations and life, however if you are looking for something submersive and fantastical, look elsewhere. Although it has many interesting facts and info about George Orwell, this is not the same as getting lost in his fictional worlds, nor is it nearly as thought provoking and engaging."
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    #10Shooting An Elephant

    Shooting An Elephant
    Shooting an Elephant is a collection of autobiographical essays written by the acclaimed English author, George Orwell. It recounts his experiences as a schoolboy in a public school, as a cop, and as a writer.
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    Michael Vasquez
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Classic Orwell. Like most of his works, Shooting An Elephant is way ahead of its time!"

Summary

Best What are the best George Orwell books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11984Books 36 Paid
2Animal FarmBooks 33 Paid
3The Road To Wigan PierBooks 31 Paid
4Burmese DaysBooks 30 Paid
5Coming Up for AirBooks 29 Paid
6Keep the Aspidistra FlyingBooks 26 Paid
7Down and Out in Paris and LondonBooks 24 Paid
8Homage to CataloniaBooks 23 Paid
9Why I WriteBooks 21 Paid
10Shooting An ElephantBooks 19 Paid
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