Remembering George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair
1903, June 25. Motihari, Bengal, India.
1950, January 21. University Hospital, London, England

Chronology  1949
Chronology  taken from "George Orwell - A Bibliography", by Gillian Fenwick

6 January
Admitted to Cotswold Sanatorium, Cranham, Gloucestershire, seriously ill with tuberculosis
January
'Reflections on Gandhi' published in Partisan Review Vol. XVI, No.1
during 1949
Wrote synopsis of 'A Smoking Room Story', but only ever wrote four pages

Projected long essay on Joseph Conrad, never written
mid-February
Began article on Evelyn Waugh, never completed
March
Corrected proofs of Nineteen Eighty-Four
9 April
Submitted last completed article for publication
April
Projected novel set in 1945, never written
June
Nineteen Eighty-Four published in London and New York
July
Nineteen Eighty-Four Book-of-the Month Club choice
August
Projected book of repinted essays
3 September
Transferred to University College Hospital, London
13 October
Married Sonia Brownell in hospital


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