George Orwell Resources
 [Dewey numbers: 823.912 Orwell; 921 Orwell]

General

George Orwell- http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/index.htm
This website provides information about the author of such classics as Animal Farm and 1984. Includes tabs to: summaries & interpretations of his major works, some of his essays, a biography (3 pages), essays about Orwell, a discussion list, links, and a gallery of images and short writings. (K1 Internet Publishing)
The Chestnut Tree Cafe - http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~allport/chestnut/index.html
"The Chestnut Tree Cafe is a web-page devoted to exploring the life, times and work of the English novelist and journalist Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell). Blair's satirical political novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four are long-standing international best-sellers which have, among other things, afforded the English language the sinister adjective 'Orwellian'. But his essays, book-length non-fiction and newspaper columns also encompass important social and literary themes which have had a profound influence on the development of English thought and letters during the 20th Century."

Animal Farm

Orwell & Marx: Animalism vs. Marxism - http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2074/orwell.htm
Essay on Orwell's Animal Farm by a college student. Quite analytical, with a distinct viewpoint. (Uses white text -- choose "Black text" from Print Setup in Netscape to print properly.) (Howard M. Unger)
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell - http://www.mondopolitico.com/library/animalfarm/animalfarm.htm
This website introduces the book and and the author, gives the full text of the book and links to discussions. This page is part of the Mondo Politico Library from a website "dedicated to providing people ... with a non-partisan political podium and audience..."

1984

1984 - http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
Chapter indexed HTML of the text with author information and search feature. Includes comments by readers of the novel. (The Literature Network)
"1984" by George Orwell - http://www.mondopolitico.com/library/1984/1984.htm
This website introduces the book and and the author, gives the full text of the book and links to discussions. This page is part of the Mondo Politico Library from a website "dedicated to providing people ... with a non-partisan political podium and audience..."
Bookwolf booknote of 1984 - http://www.bookwolf.com/Free_Booknotes/1984_by_George_Orwell/1984_by_george_orwell.html
Complete chapter summary of George Orwell's 1984. Includes sections on the author, characters, study questions and message boards.
Owl-Eyes: 1984 - http://owleyes.org/nineteen.htm
1984 summary and analysis of the work. Links to help for term papers, essays, and tests.
1984 by George Orwell - http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3305.html
Lesson plans for 1984 by George Orwell. (Teachervision.com)
1984 (BookRags Notes) - http://www.bookrags.com/notes/1984/
Study guide with chapter summaries, character and object descriptions, author biography, quotes, topic tracking, and the full text of the book.
1984 (ClassicNotes) - http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Titles/1984/
Summary and analysis. Includes a biography, message board, and background information on the work.
George Orwell Resources - http://www.questia.com/popularSearches/george_orwell.html
Offers over 70,000 books and articles on various subjects including music, art, anthropology, and literature. (Questia.com)

Revolutionary Ideologies

Left-Wing Lingo, Ideologies and History - http://www.dsausa.org/rl/Docs/Lingo.html
Brief explanations on the many varieties of left-wing (i.e., socialist) philosophies.
Soviet & Post-Soviet Hyper-Chronology - http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/chrono.html
Outline and background on the events of the Soviet Union following the Revolution of 1917, until recent times.
The Trotsky Internet Archive - http://csf.colorado.edu:80/psn/marx/Other/Trotsky/
Primary source information related to Leon Trotsky, one of the chief theoreticians of the Russian Revolution.
Marx and Engels' Writings - http://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/marx/
Primary source information related to Marx and Engels' writings. They were the founders of communism
Internal Workings of the Soviet System -  http://sunsite.unc.edu/expo/soviet.exhibit/intro1.html
Excellent museum exhibition that explains how the Soviet system worked under the communists, especially during the decades following the Revolution.

Propaganda and "Newspeak"

Propaganda
Excellent examination of the various techniques used in propaganda.
Propaganda and Politics
Essay on the use of propaganda in contemporary politics.
Prophecy: New Right Wing Inquisition
An essay on how the writer feels the warnings of Orwell are happening in today's politics.

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