“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist. His work is distinguished by his consciousness of social injustice, opposition to despotism, and dedication to democratic socialism. He is generally ranked as one of the most important English writers of the 20th century. George Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the symbolic novella Animal Farm (1945), which together (as of 2009) have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century writer. The Times ranked him number two on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".