Tag: George Orwell

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Ernest Bramah

A short biography of writer Ernest Bramah 1. Ernest Bramah created a detective whose popularity rivalled that of Sherlock Holmes. Bramah (1868-1942) created Max Carrados, a popular sleuth whose adventures appeared in The Strand magazine, which also published Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The complete adventures of Max […]

Literature

The Best Dystopian Novels Written Before Orwell’s 1984

10 interesting works of dystopian fiction that predate George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) is perhaps the most famous dystopian novel in the world, with the adjective ‘Orwellian’ being listed in the Oxford English Dictionary and the phrases ‘Big Brother’, ‘thoughtcrime’, and ‘newspeak’ being part of the language. But Orwell’s classic […]