Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $1,200
Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
Sold for $7,442
Including buyer's premium

Letter by the well-known English writer and journalist George Orwell, written when he was staying at an isolated farm on an island near Glasgow in Scotland, where he wrote the well-known book 1984. The letter before us was written during exactly the period in which he wrote his book 1984!!!

In the letter, Orwell apologizes for his late response and sorrowfully rejects an offer to deliver a speech, due to the problematic location of the isolated island.

George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, (1903-1950), was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He became famous mainly after publishing the books Animal Farm and 1984. His books significantly affected the political discourse in the West. Expressions he coined include "Big brother," "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery,""Ignorance is power."

[1] leaf, 20x25 cm. Ink on paper, handwritten and signed in black ink. Very fine condition. 3 folds crosswise and one lengthwise, framed.

Category
Illustrious Personalities