Eric Arthur Blair (1903– 950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist

Animal Farm by George Orwell

George Orwell -1984

1984 by George Orwell

George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

George Orwell's chilling fable of Soviet Russia's brutal dictatorship, Animal Farm brings to life in lucid, uncomplicated language the disastrous project of Russian Communism. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. $12.99

George Orwell: A Clergyman's Daughter by alexisorloff, via Flickr Penguin Books - Harmondsworth, 1964 cover design by Fletcher / Forbes / Gill

George Orwell getting photobombed at the beach

George Orwell Such, Such Were the Joys cover, by David Pearson

Uncle George

Aldous Huxley vs George Orwell

Would you use a pen name? These authors did.

Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite ( Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur), first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Valère are considered among the greatest classical theatre roles.

Wuthering Heights -- 11 Beloved Books With Shockingly Bad Reviews

Untitled © kelly.kaye (Photographer, Vancouver, Canada), via Flickr. Bookstore, Bookshop. Old Man. 21 LIBRERIA SAN GINÉS, Calle del Arenal, Madrid SPAIN ... Promote the Arts. Give credit where due. Pin from the Primary Source.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain

Virginia Woolf

Thomas Hardy

John Le Carré

Charles Dickens 1862