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A BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE ORWELL George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25 1903 in Motihari in India which was at that time part of the British Empire His family was not very wealthy and like most middle-class English families of that time their livelihood depended on the Empire In 1907 his family returned to England His parents managed to send him to a private school in Sussex and when he was thirteen he won a scholarship to Wellington Soon after that he won another scholarship to the well-known public school Eaton After being forced to work very hard at preparatory school Blair lost interest in any further intellectual exertion that was not related to his personal ambition In his book Why I Write he says that from a very young age he had known that he must be a writer But he also realized that in order to become a writer he had to read literature However in Eaton English literature was not a major subject and he spent his five years reading works by the masters of English prose including Jonathon Swift Laurence Sterne and Jack London on his own He failed to win a university scholarship after the final examinations at Eaton and in 1922 he joined the Indian Imperial Police This decision was not the usual path that most Eaton students would have taken Blair preferred a life of travel and action and he served in the force in Burma now known as Myanmar for five years He resigned from the police force for two main reasons firstly being a police officer was a diversion from his real ambition of being a writer and secondly he felt that as a policeman in Burma he was supporting a political system in which he could no longer believe Even at this time his political ideas and his ideas about writing were closely related In his book The Road
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