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In the spring of 1928 I left for Paris in order to live cheaply while I wrote two novels—which, I regret to say, were never published— and also to learn French. One of my Paris friends found me a furnished room in a working-class quarter, which I have concisely described in the first chapter of this work and which every Parisian, however inexperienced, will surely be able to recognize. During the 39 ORWELL summer of 1929, after I had written my two novels, which the publishers rejected, I found myself almost penniless and in urgent need of work.

28 Most of the criticism has focused on Orwell’s most famous and influential book, 1984. Spender has discussed the anti-Utopian aspects; West has examined the biographical implications; Isaac Deutscher, the biographer of Trotsky, has discussed Orwell’s fear of the future and what he called ‘the mysticism of cruelty’ ; and Irving Howe, in an important essay, introduced the ‘nightmare’ interpretation. 29 The phases of Orwell’s reputation—as the social critic of the 1930s, the essayist and political satirist of the 1940s, and the austere yet gentle figure whom Trilling called a ‘virtuous man’ and Pritchett named ‘the wintry conscience of his generation’ (No.

1984 1984 was begun in August 1946 and finished twenty-seven months later in November 1948, and Orwell was seriously ill for much of that time. He was sick in bed in April 1947, ill in May and September, and forced into bed again in October. He entered a tuberculosis sanatorium near Glasgow in December 1947 and remained there until June 1948; suffered a relapse in September and October, and was seriously ill in November and December 1948. He entered another sanatorium in the Cotswolds in January 1949, corrected the proofs there, and was in hospital in Gloucestershire and London for the last year of his life.

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