Anytime I saw a book about Orwell, in the library or secondhand, I read it. My collection grew. Quite a few of the following reference works are immaculately preserved first editions, although they have no great monetary value it is their content and the assemblage of so many resources in my library that enriches. It was incredibly useful during COVID lockdowns.

This collection of non fiction about Orwell has quite a few books that I am looking forward to be reading or completing. Those written by people who knew Orwell, sometimes when he was still Eric Blair, are of particular interest.

Agathocleous, Tanya  George Orwell: Battling Big Brother. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000.

Al-Jubouri, Firas A J, Milestones on the Road to Dystopia: Interpreting George Orwell’s Self-Division in an Era of ‘Force and Fraud’, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 270pp.

Alexander, Bill, George Orwell and Spain, 1984, 18pp.

Alldritt, Keith, The Making of George Orwell – An Essay in Literary History, St. Martin’s Press, 1969. 181pp.

Atkins, John, George Orwell – A Literary Study, Caldar & Boyers, 1971. 394pp.

Aubrey, Crispin; Chilton, Paul (Editors), Nineteen Eighty-four in 1984: Autonomy, Control and Communication (Comedia Series 17)London: Comedia Publishing Group, 1983. 120pp.

Avery, Dennis, George Orwell at the BBC in 1942Garth Press, 2017. 97pp.

Awad, Ramses, George Orwell As An Ambivalent Writer: A Critical Biography, Cairo: Al Kawmeya Bookshop, 1978. 77pp.

Bergonzi, Bernard, Reading the thirties: texts and contexts, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978. 157pp.

Binns, Ronald, Orwell in Southwold, Zoilus Press, March 8, 2018. 142pp.

Bluemel, Kristin, George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics: Intermodernism in Literary London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, 246pp.

Bloom, Harold (Editor), George Orwell: Bloom’s Modern Critical Views (Updated Edition), Chelsea House, 2007. 224pp.

Bound, Phillip, Orwell and Marxism: The Political and Cultural Thinking of George Orwell, I.B.Tauris, 2009

Bordes, François, La canne à pêche de Gerges Orwell, Corlevour, 2018. 112pp.

Bordes, François, “Un lieu littéraire pour la réflexion politique: la revue Paru, (p. 76-91) in La Revue des revues n° 37, Ent’revues, 2005, 128pp.

Bowker, Gordon, Inside George Orwell, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 512pp.

Bowker, Gordon, George Orwell, London: Time Warner Books, 2003. 512pp

Bowker, Gordon, George Orwell, London: Time Warner Books, 2003. 512pp

Bowker, Gordon, George Orwell, London: Abacus, 2004. 512pp.

Brennan, Michael G., George Orwell and Religion, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, 208pp.

Brander, Laurence, George Orwell, London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1954. 212pp.

Brannigan, John, Orwell to the Present: Literature in England, 1945-2000, Palgrave, 2002. 244pp.

Brown, E.J., Brave New World, 1984, and We: An essay on Anti-Utopia, Ardis, 1986. 61pp.

Buddicom, Jacintha, Eric & Us: A Remembrance of George Orwell, Frewin, 1974. 169pp. (signed first edition with inscription to author’s friend, Yvonne Fellowes)

Buddicom, Jacintha, Eric & Us: A Remembrance of George Orwell, Frewin, 1974. 169pp.

Buddicom, Jacintha & Venables, DioneEric and Us: The Postscript Edition, Finlay, 2006. 200pp.

Burgess, Glenn. George Orwell’s Perverse Humanity, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023. Kindle Edition.

Calder, Jenni, A Study of George Orwell and Arthur Koestler, Secker & Warburg, 1968, 303pp.

Calder, Jenni et al, George Orwell & Nineteen eighty-four: The man and the book: a conference at the Library of Congress April 30 and May 1, 1984, Washington: Library of Congress, 1985. 150pp.

Calder, Nigel, 1984 and Beyond, Penguin, 1984. 208pp.

Campbell, Beatrix, Wigan Pier Revisited: Poverty and Politics in the 80s, London: Virago, 1984. 234pp.

Campbell, Beatrix, Wigan Pier Revisited: Poverty and Politics in the 80s, London: Virago, 1984. 234pp (Advance copy)

Caute, David, Red List: MI5 and British Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century, London: Verso, 2022. 417pp. Kindle Edition

Carr, Craig L., Orwell, Politics, and Power, Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2012. 178pp.

Carter, Michael, George Orwell and the Problem of Authentic Existence, Croom Helm, 1985. 228pp.

Christie, WHJ., “St Cyprian’s Days”, Blackwood’s Magazine Volume 309. January – June 1971, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1971. 576pp.

Clarke, Ben, Orwell in Context: Communities, Myths, Values, Palgrave, 2007, 225pp.

Colls, Robert, English Rebel, Oxford University Press, 2013, 330pp.

Connolly, Cyril, Enemies of Promise, University of Chicago Press, 2008, 288pp.

Connolly, Mark, Orwell and Gissing, Peter Lang, 1997.

Coppard, Audrey & Crick, Bernard, Orwell Remembered, New York: Facts on File, 1984, 287pp. (First edition)

Coppard, Audrey & Crick, Bernard, Orwell Remembered, Ariel Books, 1984, 287pp.

Coutts Smith, Jim, George Orwell in Wallington: The Original Animal Farm, Mardleybury Publishing, 2011. 13pp.

Craig, Sandy and Schwarz, Chris, Down and Out: Orwell’s Paris and London Revisited, Penguin1984

Crick, Bernard, George Orwell: A Life, London: Secker & Warburg. 1980. 473pp. (signed first edition)

Crick, Bernard, George Orwell: A Life, London: Secker & Warburg. 1980. 473pp. (first edition)

Crick, Bernard, George Orwell: A Life, London: Penguin. 1992. 676pp.

Crick, Bernard, Essays on Politics and Literature, Edinburgh University Press, 1989. 238pp.

Christin, Pierre, Orwell, London: SelfMadeHero, 2020. 160pp (a graphic biography illustrated by Sébastien Verdier)

Cushman, Thomas and Rodden, John (editors), George Orwell: Into the Twenty-First Century. Paradigm. 2004. 316pp.

Davidson, Russ (editor), George Orwell: His Enduring Legacy (Exhibition Catalogue), University of New Mexico, 2019

Davison, Peter, George Orwell: Diaries, Liveright, 2010, 544pp.

Davison, Peter, George Orwell: A Life in Letters, Liveright. 2013. 560pp.

Davison, Peter, George Orwell: A Literary Life. Macmillan. 1996. 175pp.

Davison, Peter (editor), Nineteen Eighty-four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript, Secker & Warburg, 1984. 381pp. (First edition)

Deutscher, Isaac, Heretics and Renegades and Other Essays, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. 288pp. (essay on Orwell).

Dwan, David, Liberty, Equality, and Humbug: Orwell’s Political Ideals, Oxford University Press, 2018. 320pp.

Eagleton, Terry, Exiles and Emigres: Studies in Modern Literature, Chatto & Windus, 1970. 227pp.

Elwood, Sean (Editor), The 1984 Show, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1983. 161pp.

Esteves, Olivier & Rosat, Jean-Jacques, George Orwell: Entre littérature et politique, Agone 45, 2011 (George Orwell, between literature and politics)

Etchart, Julio, Imagining Orwell from Katha to Catalonia, Blurb, 2017. 80pp.

Etchart, Julio, Imagining Orwell in Three Continents, Dorset: Just Press, 2020. 76pp.

Fen, ElisavetaA Russian’s England: Reminiscences of Years 1926-1940, Warwick: Paul Gordon Books, 1976. 467pp.

Fenwick, Gillian, George Orwell: a Bibliography, Winchester: Oak Knoll Press & St. Paul’s Bibliographies, 1998

Ferrell, Keith, George Orwell: The Political Pen, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 180pp.

Flewers, Paul (ed.) George Orwell: Enigmatic Socialist, London: Socialist Platform, 2005, 192pp.

Flynn, Nigel, George Orwell: Life & Works, Wayland Publishers, 1989. 112pp.

Foot, Paul; Rudge, John, Orwell & 1984: A Talk by Paul Foot, Redwords, 2020. 48pp.

Fowler, Roger, The Language of George Orwell, London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1995. 264pp.

Fyvel, T.R, George Orwell: A Personal Memoir, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982, 221pp.

Fyvel, T.R, George Orwell: A Personal Memoir, Hutchinson, 1983, 221pp.

Gardner, Averil, George Orwell, Twayne Publishers, 1983. 176pp.

George Orwell Centenary Conference Program, Wellesley College May 1-3, 2003 (a much-appreciated gift from the generous Michael Casey)

Glover, Dennis, Orwell’s Australia: From Cold War to Culture Wars, Scribe Publications, 2004, 144pp.

Gomis, Annette and Onega, Susana (eds), George Orwell: A Centenary Celebration, Verlag: Heidelberg, 2005. 218 pp.

Gottlieb, Erika, The Orwell Conundrum: A Cry of Despair Or Faith in the Spirit of Man?, McGill-Queen’s Press, 1992. 313pp.
Greenblatt, Stephen Jay, Three Modern Satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley, Yale University Press, 1965, 140pp.

Gross, Miriam (ed), The World of George Orwell, Weidenfield and Nicholson, 1971. 182pp.

Gross, Miriam (ed), The World of George Orwell, Weidenfield and Nicholson, 1971. 182pp.

Hall, Christopher, ‘In Spain with Orwell’” George Orwell and the Independent Labour Party Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, Tippermuir Books Limited, 2012. 268pp.

Hammond, J.R., A George Orwell Chronology, Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. 122pp.

Heppenstall, Rayner, Four Absentees, 1960, Barrie & Rockliff, 206pp.

Hewison, Robert, Under Siege: Literary Life in London 1939-45, Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1988. 246pp.

Hitchens, Christopher, Orwell’s Victory, Penguin, 2002, 208pp.

Hitchens, Christopher, Why Orwell Matters, Basic Books, 2002. pp. 224

Hodges, Sheila, Gollancz: The Story of a Publishing House 1928-78, London: Victor Gollancz, 1978. 256pp.

Hollis, Christopher, A Study of George Orwell: The Man and His Works, Racehorse Publishing, 2017

Hopkinson, Tom, George Orwell. London: Longmans Green. 1953. 40pp.

Howe, Irving, 1984 Revisited: Totalitarianism in Our Century, Harpercollins, 1983. 276pp.

Huber, Peter, Orwell’s Revenge, Free Press, 1994. 366pp.

Hunter, Lynette, George Orwell: The Search for a Voice, Open University Press, 1984. 242pp.

Hynes, Samuel (ed), Twentieth Century Interpretations of 1984: A Collection of Critical Essays, Spectrum Books, 1971. 120pp.

Ingle, Stephen, George Orwell: A Political Life, Manchester University Press, 1993. 146pp.

Jaulmes, Adrien, Sur Les Traces de George Orwell, Paris: Editions de Équateurs, 2019. 160pp.

Jensen, Ejner J. (Editor), The Future of Nineteen Eighty-Four, University of Michigan Press, 1986. 210pp.

Joll, James, The Anarchists, Little, Brown & Co, 1965. 303pp.

Jowitt, J.A, & Taylor, R.K.S., George Orwell, Bradford Centre Occasional Papers No. 3, Bradford: University of Leeds Dept. of Adult Education & Extramural Studies. 1981. 100pp.

Jones, Barry; Matthews, Brian and Teichmann, George, The 1984 Orwell Lectures, Victorian Faber Society, 1984, 42pp.

Kalechofsky, Roberta, George Orwell, F. Ungar Publishing Company,1973. 149pp.

Karp, Masha, George Orwell and Russia, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023. 312pp. Kindle Edition

Keeble, Richard Lance, Orwell Today, Abramis, 2012

Keeble, Richard Lance, George Orwell, the Secret State and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Abramis, 2020. 182pp

Keeble, Richard Lance, George Orwell Now!, Mass communication and journalism, Vol. 18, Peter Lang Inc., 2015. 235pp.

Keeble, Richard Lance, Journalism Beyond Orwell, Taylor & Francis, 2020. 200pp.

Keeble, Richard Lance, Orwell’s Moustache, Abramis, 2021. 270pp

Kerr, Douglas, George Orwell, Northcote House Publishers, 2003. 128pp.

Kerr, Douglas, Orwell and Empire, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp 240. (kindly inscribed by the author)

Kerr, Douglas, Orwell and Empire, Oxford University Press, 2022. 240pp. (uncorrected proof)

Kubal, David, L., Outside the Whale: George Orwell’s Art and Politics, Univesity of Notre Dame Press, 1972. 169pp.

Kunitz, Stanley J. and Haycraft, Howard, Twentieth Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature, New York: H.W. Wilson, 1942. 1577pp.

Larkin, Emma, Secret Histories: Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Teashop, John Murray, 2004. 232pp.

Larkin, Emma, Finding George Orwell in Burma, Granta, 2011. 304pp.

Laursen, Eric, The Duty To Stand Aside: Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Wartime Quarrel of George Orwell and Alex Comfort, London: AK Press, 2018. 132pp.

Lavoie, Frédérick, Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight, Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2020. 304pp.

Leab, Daniel J. (ed), George Orwell: An Exhibition at The Grolier Club (catalogue)Cogswell Tavern Press, 1996. 59pp.

Leab, Daniel J., Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm, Penn State University Press, 2007. 232pp (signed first edition with inscription)

Leab, Daniel J., Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm, Penn State University Press, 2007. 232pp

Lebedoff, David, The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War, Scribe, 2008. 272pp.

Lee, Robert A., Notes on George Orwell’s Works, Coles Publishing Company Limited, Toronto, 1970. 188pp.

Lee, Robert A., Orwell’s Fiction, University of Notre Dame Press, 1969

Lewis, Oliver, The Orwell Tour: Travels Through the Life and Work of George Orwell, London: Icon Books, 2023. 304pp.

Lewis, Peter, George Orwell the Road to 1984, Heinemann/Quixote Press, 1981

Leys, Simon, The Angel and the Octopus, Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1999. 286pp. (essay, “Orwell: The Horror of Politics” pp. 143-176)

Lief, Ruth Ann, Homage to Oceania: The Prophetic Vision of George Orwell, Columbus, 1969. 162pp.

Light, Alison, Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars, London: Routledge, 1991. 320pp.

Lucas, Scott, Orwell: Life & Times, Haus Publishing Ltd, 2003. 180pp.

Lynskey, Dorian, The Ministry of Truth, Pan MacMillan, 2019. 368pp

Man, Felix, H., Man With Camera – Photographs from Seven Decades, Schocken Books, 1984.

Marks, Peter, Imagining Surveillance Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film, Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 240pp.

Marks, Peter, George Orwell the Essayist Literature, Politics and the Periodical Culture, London: Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2011. 232pp.

Meyers, Jeffrey, Orwell: Life and Art, University of Illinois Press, 2010. 272pp.

Meyers, Jeffrey, George Orwell: The Critical Heritage. London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975

Meyers, Jeffrey, George Orwell: The Critical Heritage. London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975. Reprinted 1997 and 2001.

Meyers, Jeffrey, A Reader’s Guide to George Orwell, Thames & Hudson, 1975. 192pp.

Meyers, Jeffrey, Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2000. 380pp.

Meyers, Valerie, George Orwell, St. Martin’s Press, 1991

Meyers, Jeffrey and Valerie, George Orwell : an annotated bibliography of criticism New York: Garland Pub., 1977

Michéa, Jean-Claude (2020) Orwell, anarchiste Tory: Suivi de À propos de 1984, Paris: Climats

Milner, Andrew, The Road to St. Kilda Pier: George Orwell and the Politics of the Australian Left, Stained Wattle Press, 1984, 92pp.

Middleton, Haydn, George Orwell (Creative Lives), Heinemann Library, 2002

Montefiore, Janet, Men and Women Writers of the 1930s, 1996. 278pp.

Mulvihill, Robert, Reflections on America, 1984: An Orwell Symposium, University of Georgia Press, 1986. 221pp.

Newby, P.H., The Novel 1945-1950, London: British Council/Longmans, Green and Co., 1951

Newsinger, John, Hope Lies in the Proles George Orwell and the Left, Pluto Press, 2018. 208pp.

Newsinger, John, Orwell’s Politics, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. 190pp.

Newsinger, John, A Rebel’s Guide to George Orwell, Bookmarks, 2020. 61pp.

Norris, Christopher, Inside the Myth: Orwell – Views from the Left, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, 1984. 289pp.

Gleason, A; Goldsmith, J & Nussbaum, M, On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005. 312pp.

Okuyama, Yasuharu (2003) George Orwell: A Centenary Tribute from Japan, Tokyo: Sairyusha Co. Ltd. (the late editor was the president of the Japanese Orwell Society)

Okuyama, Yasuharu, Orwell: The Man for All Times, Tokyo: Waseda UP, 1999 (mostly in Japanese with an English chapter)

Oxley, B.T., George Orwell, Arco, 1969. 158pp.

Patai, Daphne, The Orwell Mystique: A Study in Male IdeologyUniversity of Massachusetts Press, 1984. 334pp.

Pearce, Robert (Editor), The Sayings of George Orwell, Duckworth, 1994. 64pp.

Pellin, Igino, Orwell, à sauts et à gambades: Petits essais sur une allure poétique, Paris Editions: Hermann, 2023. 328pp. (Generously inscribed and gifted by Igino)

Perlès, Alfred, My Friend Henry Miller, The John Day Company, 1956 (first edition)

Phelps, Gilbert (ed) Living writers, being critical studies broadcast in the B.B.C. Third programme, London: Sylvan Press, 1947. 157pp.

Pinnock, Dan, Orwell’s Life in Wallington: A Village and its Author, Mardleybury Publishing, 2011. 29pp.

Plank, Robert, George Orwell’s Guide Through Hell : A Psychological Study of 1984, Wildside Press, 2003. 240pp.

Plante, David, Difficult Women – A Memoir of Three: Sonia Orwell, Jean Rhys, Germaine Greer, Atheneum, 1983, 174pp.

Potts, Paul, Dante Called You Beatrice, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1960, 224pp.

Potts, Paul, To Keep a Promise, London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1970. 173pp.

Quill and Brush, George Orwell – First Edition and Price Guide, Quill and Brush, 2004

Rai, Alok, Orwell and the Politics of Despair: A Critical Study of the Writings of George Orwell, Cambridge University Press, 1990. pp.

Rees, Richard, Fugitive from the Camp of Victory, Secker & Warburg, 1961. 160pp.

Rees, Richard, A theory of my time: An essay in didactic reminiscence, Secker & Warburg, 1963. 239pp.

Reichmann, Michael, Orwell: Shooting an Elephant – A Semiotic Approach, GRIN Publishing, 2007.

Reilly, Patrick, George Orwell: The Age’s Adversary, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 1986, 316pp.

Revue L’ARC N°94 George Orwell, 1984

Richards, Vernon, ed., George Orwell at Home (and Among the Anarchists): Essays and Photographs, Freedom Press, 1998, 76pp.

Ricks, Thomas E., Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom 2017, 352pp.

Robson, Bryan, Carter, Ray, Muggeridge, Malcolm, George Orwell in 1984: Exhibition at St Paul’s School, JT Huckin & Co,1984. 20pp.

Rodden, John, The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell. Cambridge University Press.

Rodden, John, The Politics Of Literary Reputation: The Making And Claiming Of ‘St. George’ Orwell, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. 491pp. (signed first edition)

Rodden, John, George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation, Routledge, 2002, 532pp.

Rodden, John, Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell, Isis Books, 2003. 305pp.

Rodden, John, The Unexamined OrwellUniversity of Texas Press, 2011, 403pp.

Rodden, John, Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy, Princeton University Press, 2020. 384pp.

Ross, John, Orwell’s Cough, Oneworld, 2012. 277pp.

Ryan, David,  George Orwell on Screen, MacFarland & Company Inc., 2018. 247pp.

Saunders, Lorraine, The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell, Ashgate, 2013, 170pp.

Savage, Robert L., Combs, James & Nimmo, Dan (Editors), The Orwellian moment: hindsight and foresight in the post-1984 world, University of Arkansas Press, 1989. 180pp.


Seaber, Luke, Incognito Social Investigation in British Literature: Certainties in Degradation, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. 274pp.

Shelden, Michael, Orwell: The Authorised Biography,  London: Heinemann. 1991. 564pp.

Shelden, Michael, Orwell: The Authorized Biography, New York: HarperCollins, 1991. 480pp.

Shelden, Michael, Friends of Promise: Cyril Connolly and the World of HorizonHarperCollins Publishers, 1989, 254pp

Slater, Ian, The Road to Airstrip One, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003, 312pp.

Small, Christopher, The Road to Miniluv: George Orwell, the State and God, Gollancz, 1975, 220pp

Smith, David, George Orwell Illustrated, Haymarket Books, 2018. 280pp.

Smith, David, Orwell for Beginners, Writers & Readers, 2000. 192pp.

Smith, James, British Writers and MI5 Surveillance, 1930–1960, Cambridge University Press, 2013. 206pp.

Smith, Jim Coutts, George Orwell in Wallington: The Original Animal Farm, Mardleybury Publishing, 2010. 16pp.

Smyer, Richard I., Primal Dream and Primal Crime: Orwell’s Development as a Psychological Novelist, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1979. 187pp.

Solnit, Rebecca, Orwell’s Roses, (signed first paperback edition)

Stansky, Peter, The Socialist Patriot: George Orwell and War, Stanford University Press, 2023. 150pp. (Kindly inscribed by the author)

Stansky, Peter (editor), On Nineteen Eighty-Four, WH Freeman & Co, 1984. 226pp.

Stansky, Peter & Abrahams, William, The Unknown Orwell, Constable, 1972. 271pp.

Stansky, Peter & Abrahams, William, The Unknown Orwell, Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. 316pp. (signed by the authors)

Stansky, Peter & Abrahams, William, Orwell: The Transformation, Constable, 1979, 240pp.

Stansky, Peter & Abrahams, William, Orwell: The Transformation, Alfred A. Knopf, 1979, 302pp. (signed by the authors)

Stansky, Peter & Abrahams, William, Orwell: The Transformation, Alfred A. Knopf, 1979, 302pp. (signed by Peter Stansky)

Strachey, John, The Strangled Cry and other Unparliamentary Papers, London: Bodley Head, 1962. 256pp.

Sutherland, John, Orwell’s Nose: A Pathological Biography, Reaktion Books, 2016, 240pp.

Symons, Julian, The Thirties: A Dream Revolved, London: The Cresset Press, 1960

Symons, Julian, Critical Occasions: Essays, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1966. 213pp.

Symons, Julian, 1948 and 1984: The Second Orwell Memorial Lecture, The Tragara Press, 1984. 32pp. (1 of 135 copies)

Taylor, D.J., Orwell – The Life, London: Vintage Books, 2004, 496pp.

Taylor, D.J., Orwell – The New Life, London: Constable, 2023. 608pp. (kindly inscribed by the author)

Taylor, D.J., On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography, Harry N. Abrams, 2019. 256pp.

Taylor, D.J., Critic at Large : Essays and Reviews 2010-2022, Shoestring Press, 2023. 192pp.

Thomas, Edward M., George Orwell (Writers & Critics), Oliver & Boyd, 1965. 113pp.

Thompson, John, Orwell’s London, London: Fourth Estate, 1984, 120pp.

Topp, Sylvia, Eileen: The Making of George Orwell, Unbound, 2020. 560pp. (I am proud to have pledged support for the publication of this book)

Voorhees, Richard J., The Paradox of George Orwell, Literary Licensing LLC, 2011. 128 pp.

Waddell, Nathan, The Cambridge Companion to Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cambridge University Press, 2020. 280pp.

Wadhams, Stephen, Remembering Orwell, Penguin, 1984.

Wadhams, Stephen, The Orwell Tapes, Locarno Press, 2017. (signed by Steve Wadhams)

West, W.J., The Larger Evils: Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Truth Behind the Satire, Edinburgh: Canongate Press, 1992. 207pp.

West, W.J., The Truth Betrayed, London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1987. 262pp.

Wildemeersch, Marc, George Orwell’s Commander in Spain: The Enigma of Georges Kopp, Thames River Press, 2013. 144pp.

Wilkin, Peter, The Strange Case of Tory Anarchism, Libri, 2010. 240pp.


Williams, Ian, Political and Cultural Perceptions of George Orwell: British and American Views, Palgrave, 2017. 186pp.

Williams, Kristian, Between The Bullet And The Lie: Essays on Orwell, AK Press, 2017. 272pp.

Williams, Raymond (Editor), George Orwell: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice Hall, 1974. 182pp.

Williams, Raymond, Orwell, Fontana, 1971, 96pp.

Williams, Raymond, Orwell, Fontana, 1974, 96pp.

Willison, I.R. (with the collaboration of Gardner, J.L.), George Orwell: Some Materials for a Bibliography , London: University of London, 1953. 227pp.

Woloch, Alex, Or Orwell: Writing and Democratic Socialism, Harvard University Press, 2016. 432pp.

Woodcock, George, The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell, London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. 288pp.

Woodcock, George, The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell, Black Rose Books. 2005. 252pp.

Woodcock, George, Who Killed the British Empire, London: Jonathan Cape, 1974.

Woodcock, George, Orwell’s Message: 1984 and the Present, Harbour Publishing Co Ltd, 1984. 212pp.

Wright, Gordon, Jura’s Heritage – A Brief History of the Island, D.G.B. Wright (Printed at Dolphin Press), 1994. 64pp.

Wright, Gordon, Jura and George Orwell, D.G.B. Wright (Printed at Dolphin Press), 1993. 16pp.

Wykes, David, A Preface to Orwell, Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd, 1987. 200pp.


Young, John Wesley, Totalitarian Language: Orwell’s Newspeak and its Nazi and Communist Antecedents, The University Press of Virginia, 1991. 335pp.

Zwerdling, Alex, Orwell and the Left, Yale University Press, 1974. 215pp.

The view from Orwell's bedroom on the Isle of Jura
The view from Orwell’s bedroom on the Isle of Jura