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George Orwell

Name at birth: Eric Arthur BlairGeorge Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair, the author of Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). He was born in India and educated in England, and as a…

Orwell, George

(Encyclopedia) Orwell, George, pseud. of Eric Arthur Blair, 1903–50, British novelist and essayist, b. Bengal, India. He is best remembered for his scathingly satirical and…

George I

(Encyclopedia) George I, 1845–1913, king of the Hellenes (1863–1913), second son of Christian IX of Denmark. After the deposition (1862) of Otto I , he was elected to…

George V

(Encyclopedia) George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert), 1865–1936, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1910–36), second son and successor of Edward VII. At the age of 12 he commenced a…

George I

(Encyclopedia) George I (George Louis), 1660–1727, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1714–27); son of Sophia , electress of Hanover, and great-grandson of James I. He became (…

George V

(Encyclopedia) George V, 1819–78, last king of Hanover (1851–66), son and successor of Ernest Augustus. He was blind after 1833. Fearing Hanover's absorption by Prussia, he sided…

George

(Encyclopedia) George, river, c.345 mi (560 km) long, rising in a lake on the Quebec-Labrador boundary, E Canada. It flows N through Indian Lake (125 sq mi/324 sq km) to Ungava Bay (an…

The True George Washington

Paul Leicester FordElectrotyped and Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, U.S.A.1896DedicationThat I have foibles, and perhaps many of them, I shall not deny. I should esteem myself, as…

The True George Washington: Education

EducationFormal EducationThe father of Washington received his education at Appleby School in England, and, true to his alma mater, he sent his two elder sons to the same school. His death…

The True George Washington: Enemies

EnemiesGeorge MuseAny man of force is to be known quite as much by the character of his enemies as by that of his friends, and this is true of Washington. The subject offers some difficulties…