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Eric Arthur Blair later George Orwell was born in a small village near the border of Nepal At that time India was part of the British Empire and Blairs father Richard held a post as an agent in the Opium Department of the Indian Cicil Service His mother Ida Mabel Blair was about eighteen years younger than his father His family was described by some as being lower-upper-middle-class They owned no land or any extensive investments At the age of thirteen Eric won a scholarship to Wellington and then later to Eaton the famous private school Eric finished the final examinations at Eaton at 138th of 167 He did not get a scholarship to a college so he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma He later resigned and moved to London There he decided to live with the poor on the street and write about it in a book The book was titled Down and Out After two other works were rejected from the publisher he wrote Burmese Days a book based on his experiences in the colonial service He later moved to Wallington Hertfordshire and opened a small shop where he did business in the mornings and wrote in the evenings There he met Elieen OShaughnessy whom he later married In 1936 he moved to Spain and joined a militia to fight against the Fascist movement He wrote down things that would happen to him on the battlefield He had to hide these papers so he would not be accused of being a Fascist He fled the country to France with his wife In 1938 he moved to Morocco and became ill with tuberculosis While there he wrote a couple more books Later his wife died due to complication from an operation Orwell became a producer of the British Broadcasting Corporation Two years later he resigned In 1945 he moved to the island of Jura where he wrote 1984 Later that year he
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