Latest George Orwell Stories

2014-04-04 16:21:34

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month is thirty years since the year immortalized in George Orwell's iconic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Global research company YouGov asked Americans their thoughts about the legacy of the novel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98058) Inspired by Orwell's depiction of perpetual wars and the pervasive surveillance regime operating in the novel we asked Americans how they felt about war and government surveillance...

2011-11-14 10:00:00

Stephen Fry and other friends came together on Wednesday night, November 9, for an historic evening to celebrate Christopher Hitchensâ life, loves and hates, while Hitch himself watched from his hospital bed. Complete video available on FORA.tv. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 At this historic Intelligence2 event on Wednesday, Nov. 9 â“ which was live streamed exclusively around the world on FORA.tv â“ Stephen Fry (who described...

2011-11-09 19:00:00

Stephen Fry, Martin Amis, Christopher Buckley, Richard Dawkins, James Fenton, Lewis Lapham, Sean Penn and Salmon Rushdie will look at the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens, Live streamed on FORA.tv, Today at 3:30pm, ET San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 An impressive circle of friends will gather in London, New York and Los Angeles to look at the life of their good friend and public intellectual, Christopher Hitchens. Anchored by Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins...

2009-10-01 05:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "Is Religion Good for the World?" That's the controversial debate featured in Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Pastor Douglas Wilson; as journalist and atheist Christopher Hitchens collides headlong into evangelical theologian and author Pastor Douglas Wilson, in an explosive and thought-provoking new film. Collision gives viewers a front row seat to their passionate debate outlining their opposing viewpoints on whether religion is good for the...

2009-09-05 11:55:05

Amazon has decided to offer free books or $30 to Kindle customers that had copies of George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" novels, which were deleted from their electronic reading devices back in July. When Amazon erased the books from the server, the company issued refunds to the buyers.  However, this situation frustrated many Kindle customers that did not know Amazon had the neo-Orwellian ability to erase content that had already been purchased and downloaded to the device....

2009-08-01 06:55:00

A student, along with other Kindle users, is suing Amazon for deleting books by George Orwell from its electronic book readers. Justin Gawronski, a Michigan high school student, filed the suit on Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington.  He said that his copy of Orwell's "1984" was zapped from his Kindle. "With an uncanny knack for irony, Amazon recently remotely deleted any traces of certain electronic copies of George Orwell's '1984' and 'Animal Farm' from customers'...

2009-07-18 11:15:00

Kindle users who had purchased selected works by George Orwell, including "1984" and "Animal Farm," were taken aback recently after receiving a notice saying that the selected works had been removed from their Kindle and their money returned. Rumors of conspiracy flooded the Internet. People suspected everything from "the revenge of Big Brother" to pressure from the publisher. An Amazon spokesman diffused such speculations by explaining that it was nothing more than the simple...

2009-03-08 16:13:02

A series of love letters written by the late British author George Orwell offer a rare glimpse into the mind of the Animal Farm writer, his biographer says. Orwell biographer D.J. Taylor said the love letters being auctioned off by the Bonhams auction service reveal a secret relationship the reclusive author had with a woman named Eleanor Jaques, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Some of the 20 letters written under Orwell's real name, Eric Arthur Blair, were addressed to Jaques, while...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

Coming up for Air Assembly Rooms ** THEATRE A MIDLIFE crisis as told by George Orwell sounds interesting, but when handled by an actor who doesn't so much channel the writer's flare but merely shouts angrily, it becomes embarrassing. Until August 25 KANE MUMFORD (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-16 09:00:52

By ANGHARAD MARMENT Theatre ANIMAL FARM Oxford Castle OXFORD George Orwell's political satire Animal Farm was adapted as a theatre piece by the British theatre director and playwright Ian Wooldridge. The Creation Theatre Company is the latest establishment to take on the adaptation, with a twist: it is going to be performed in the unique location of the former exercise yard of Oxford Prison. The Creation Theatre Company is famed for using such extraordinary venues, and has previously...

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