The first thing you need to know …

The first thing you need to know about this site is that it is entirely free to use. Also, when a text is listed as being here it is complete and ready for you to read and enjoy. I’m not listing texts on this site and then putting a link where you have to pay to get it – as some other sites do.

The second thing you need to know is that this site is web hosted in Canada where George Orwell’s work is in the public domain. This means that if you are a teacher or a student you can feel safe linking to the site because it is legally permissible for the novels, essays and related materials by Orwell to appear here. Please be aware that the copyright for George Orwell’s work is still in effect in most other parts of the world — this includes the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States of America. Users in those countries/regions should not download any of Orwell’s writings from this site. It is your responsibility to check the applicable copyright laws in your country.