A Clergyman's Daughter by George OrwellThe story of Dorothy Hare, the clergyman's daughter of the title, whose life is turned upside-down when she suffers an attack of amnesia.
Animal Farm by George OrwellMr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the henhouses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery, and made his way up to bed, where Mrs. Jones was...
Coming Up for Air by George OrwellThe idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth. I remember the morning well. At about a quarter to eight I'd nipped out of bed and got into the bathroom just in time to shut the kids out. It was a beastly January morning, with a dirty yellowish-grey sky. Down below, out of the little square of bathroom window, I could see the ten yards by five of grass, with a...
Decline of the English Murder by George OrwellThe essay is not essentially about murders, but about British habits; his essays in The Lion and the Unicorn epitomise much of what he felt. Orwell identified several common features to the perfect murder: middle class criminals; sex or respectability as motive; mostly poisoning; deaths slow to be seen as due to crime; a dramatic coincidence or unbelievable occurrence...
Homage to Catalonia by George OrwellIn this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, Orwell brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic and brutal episode in European history.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George OrwellIt was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him. The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end...
Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell"Shooting an Elephant" is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as "My Country Right or Left", "How the Poor Die" and "Such, Such were the Joys", his memoir of...
1940s Science Fiction
George Orwell, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Aldous Huxley, Robert A. HeinleinBook to Author, played 46 times.
All in the Family
D. H. Lawrence, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Daphne du Maurier, Barack ObamaBook to Author, played 129 times.
George Orwell, Kenneth Grahame, Herman Melville, Jack LondonBook to Author, played 736 times.
These 10 books were banned at one time and place... do you know them all?Book to Author, played 945 times.
Books of the 1940's
Match the characters to the books published in the 1940's.Multiple Choice, played 133 times.
Pick which novel ends with each closing line.Multiple Choice, played 1,052 times.
George Orwell, Suzanne Collins, William Golding, Aldous HuxleyBook to Author, played 242 times.
All of these books have elephants in commonBook to Author, played 57 times.
Guess the Date!!
Can you guess which books where first published in the years given?Multiple Choice, played 40 times.
Horses in Fiction
Match these fictional horses to their books.Multiple Choice, played 45 times.
Murder, They Wrote
Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, George Orwell, Ngaio MarshBook to Author, played 122 times.
Pick which novel starts with each opening line.Multiple Choice, played 3,273 times.
Stories of War
Leo Tolstoy, Homer, Joseph Heller, Sebastian FaulksBook to Author, played 74 times.
The Elemental Quiz
Fire. Water. Air. Earth. Match the descriptions to the titles which all have one of the four elements in them.Multiple Choice, played 29 times.
They were banned?
Match the banned books to the places and dates they were banned.Multiple Choice, played 45 times.
Match the Bad Guy to the book.Multiple Choice, played 308 times.