Orwell’s Political Pamphlet ‘Solar System’: A Network Interpretation of a British Library Collection

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This article examines the network of publishers, authors and topics included in George Orwell’s Collection of Political Pamphlets at the British Library (shelfmark 1899.ss.1-49.), some of which were catalogued as part of a Ph.D. placement in 2019. It explores how the pamphlets came to be held at the British Library, what cataloguing of the pamphlets has previously taken place, and how the pamphlets offer an insight into the political print culture of the 1930s and 1940s. Most importantly, this article will argue that Orwell’s collection reveals the networks of political print culture of the early twentieth-century in Britain.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalElectronic British Library Journal
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2022

Bibliographical note

Claudia Treacher is a doctoral researcher at the University of Brighton (2018-) working on material and visual culture. Her research areas include art and politics during the Second World War in Britain, conscientious objection, and family history. She is a member of the Centre for Design History and the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories.


  • George Orwell
  • Collections
  • 20th century British history


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