Personal Life Eric Arthur Blair, more commonly known as George Orwell, was born in Motihari, India on June 25, 1903. He later moved to England with his mother as an infant. In 1921 he graduated from Eton College. He married Eileen O’ Shaughnessy on June 9, 1936, and shortly after adopted a son Richard Horatio. Unfortunately, on March 29, 1945, Eileen passed away. Four years later on October 13, 1949, he got married to Sonia Brownell, an editorial assistant. Besides writing Orwell was also interested in fishing, gardening, and raising animals. He also served in the military as well. He was a member of the National Union of Journalists, Freedom Defence Committee (vice chair). George Orwell died on January 21, 1950, in London, England due to complications from tuberculosis. He was buried in the All Saints churchyard in Berkshire, England.Career as a Writer “From a very early age … I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer,” said Orwell in his 1946 essay “Why I Write.” () George Orwell was most famously known as an author, something he aspired to be his whole life. He wrote both Novels (for example Burmese Days, Animal Farm, and Nineteen Eighty-four.) and nonfiction books (for example “Such, Such Were the Joys”, “Shooting an Elephant,” , and “Politics and the English Language,”) The British public voted Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-four was voted one of Britain’s 21 best-loved novels and his book Animal Farm was also voted into the top 100 as part of the BBC’s “The Big Read” in 2003. The combined sales of Orwell’s last two works total more than 50 million copies. Orwell was very successful at writing. “It could even be argued that he is the best-known literary figure of the twentieth century.” ()Other CareersDespite Orwell’s success as an author, he had to have other jobs in his life as well. He was a Police officer for Indian Imperial Police in Burma from the year 1922 to 1927. In 1929 he worked as a dishwasher in Paris, France. Orwell was a teacher at a private school called The Hawthorns, in Hayes, Middlesex, England, from 1932 to 1933. Later in 1933, he became a teacher at another private school called, Frays College ( in Uxbridge, England. In the years 1934 to 1936, he worked as a clerk at a used bookstore called Booklovers’ Corner in London, England. Orwell was a shopkeeper in Wallington, Herfordshire, England in 1936. He started as an assistant at British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) in London, England, where he later became a producer of educational radio programs. He stayed with BBC from 1941 to 1943. From 1943 to 1945 he worked as a literary editor in Tribune, London. He was the author of “As I Please” column from 1943 to 1947. In 1945 he was an Observer, London, correspondent in France, Germany, and England, 1945.