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Burma was once the richest country in Asia. Now, it is the poorest country in Asia. This book was his first novel. This was written before he became famous as the authors of "1984" and "Animal Farm". The book was rejected by several publishers mainly because the characters resembled real people and the publishers feared the libel laws. According to this book, many of the British officers in Burma took Burmese mistresses and fathered illegitimate children by them. The children were left behind when the British had pulled out by 1947. It should be possible to locate the fathers by DNA testing.…mehr

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Burma was once the richest country in Asia. Now, it is the poorest country in Asia. This book was his first novel. This was written before he became famous as the authors of "1984" and "Animal Farm". The book was rejected by several publishers mainly because the characters resembled real people and the publishers feared the libel laws. According to this book, many of the British officers in Burma took Burmese mistresses and fathered illegitimate children by them. The children were left behind when the British had pulled out by 1947. It should be possible to locate the fathers by DNA testing.
Autorenporträt
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four, which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.