He was stuck between the hatred of the empire and rage against the native people who opposed it, which made his job more difficult. Blair, on his first six months of release, traveled to eastern England to research the poor. In Spring of 1928, he took a room in a working-class district of Paris. He wrote two novels, which have been lost, as well as publishing a number of articles in French and English. He became ill with pneumonia, worked ten weeks as a dishwasher and kitchen porter, and returned to England at the end of 1929.
Ed. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. 3rd Compact ed. New York: Longman, 2003.
Upon return to England, Blair lived in the East End district of London, which was filled with paupers and the destitute, whom he saw as the spiritual kin of the Burmese peasants he had encountered as a policeman. In 1928, Blair moved to Paris to become a writer, where he again lived among the poor, and was eventually forced to abandon his writing temporarily and become a dishwasher. He returned to England the next year (1929), and lived as a tramp before finding work as a teacher at a private school. This position gave Blair time to write, and his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, was published in 1933, under the pseudonym George Orwell. The publication of this first work, which was an account of his years living among the poor of Paris and London, marks the beginning of a more stable period for Orwell, in which he taught, opened a bookshop, and continued to write.
“He lived in poverty in England and Europe from 1927 to the mid 1930’s” (The World Book Encyclopedia). Soon after in 1937 Orwell decided to join in to help fight in the Spanish Civil War, and was shot in the throat and the arm. After Orwell returned to England, he was plagued with sickness for years, and was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (George). He then began to write many essays, reviews, and books, including Animal Farm. “He died on January 21, 1950, in a London hospital” (George).
From an early age Orwell said, " Perhaps the age five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer." After Orwell did not win a university scholarship at Eton College he joined the Indian Imperial Police. He served with the Indian Imperial police in Burma from 1922 - 1927. At the age of twenty- four, he started to teach himself how to write. After his time as a police officer in Burma he returned to England for a couple of years he went on living in London and then Paris among the poor.