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Aldous Huxley v George Orwell: Which British writer is the most influential?

Huxley v George

Two writers enter, one writer leaves! Well, not literally – especially in this case, given our aversion to exhumation and necromancy. We’re less interested in post-mortem fisticuffs and more concerned with some high falutin’ comparing and contrasting. So, stick around while we pit two of the twentieth century’s most renowned dystopian novelists, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, against one another by checking out their books’ popularity, the cultural and social consequences of their works at the time, and how their books have since gone on to change the world… Brace yourself!

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10 books written in the 1940s we love even more today

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Okay, so the Forties were mostly war-torn and exhausted, and people had yet to discover the twin regal wonders of Elvis Presley and Burger King, but it did have a hell of a literary output, despite the existence of paper rationing. Sit back and let us take you on a whistle-stop tour of ten of our favourite novels from the 1940s…

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Legendary lives: 5 lesser known passions of George Orwell

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He’s the creator of Double-Speak, the Thought Police and Big Brother, the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, numerous non-fiction books and journalism, one-time BBC producer, soldier and socialist. One of the greats, no doubt about it. But like many creative sorts, George Orwell had his idiosyncrasies and lesser know passions. Here’s five you might not know about.

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