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A Clergyman’s Daughter

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Title:A Clergyman’s Daughter
Blair, Eric Arthur  Writing under the pseudonym: Orwell, George   
(4 of 12 for author by title)
Down and Out in Paris and London
Burmese Days
Published:   1935
Publisher:Secker & Warburg

A Clergyman’s Daughter tells the story of Dorothy Hare whose life is turned upside down when she suffers an attack of amnesia.

...She lacks the ability to direct her own life and ends up as a trapped victim in every situation. She is successively dependent upon her father for a home, upon a fellow transient (Nobby) for means of survival and direction, upon fellow pickers for food in the hopfields, upon her father’s cousin to find her employment, upon Mrs Creevy whose school appears to offer the only job available to her, and finally upon Mr Warburton to bring her home.

...Orwell draws a picture of systematic forces that preserve the bound servitude in each setting. He uses Dorothy’s fictitious endeavours to criticise certain institutions... the English private-school system; the way in which wages are systematically lowered as the hop season progressed and why they were so low to begin with; and the life and attitude of the manual seasonal labourer.--Excerpts from Wikipedia [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Blair, Eric Arthur

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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is perhaps best known for his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including, but not limited to, cold war, Big Brother, Thought Police, Room 101, memory hole, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.--Wikipedia.

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