1984: A Novel

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Signet Classic, 1977 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions--a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

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I find the exploration of the premise in the story to be well worth thinking about: a group attempting to stay in power by removing freedom of choice from the masses, eliminating family affections and ... Read full review

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1984 is a classic. Its a classic for a reason, of all of the distopian novels I know of none come close to the level of completion found in 1984. Orwell does more than describe the overlying socital ... Read full review

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George Orwell's 1984 - Chapter 1 Section 4
With the deep, unconscious sigh which not even the nearness of the telescreen could prevent him from uttering when his day's work started, Winston pulled ...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (TV programme) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nineteen Eighty-Four was a British television adaptation of the novel of the same name by George Orwell, originally broadcast on BBC Television in the ...
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A Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The One Book, One Bloomington 2003 selection is Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The community selected the book by ballot from a list of nominated ...
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Nineteen-eighty-four is nowadays a classical masterpiece of dystopian genre and ... a) the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four as lived and seen by Winston Smith; ...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell, Book, etext
Nineteen Eighty-Four. 1949. George Orwell. Part 1. Section 1 · Section 2 · Section 3 · Section 4 · Section 5 · Section 6 · Section 7 · Section 8. Part 2...
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Classical Bookworm: “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a fantasy about how it might be possible for the "high" ... Of course in Nineteen Eighty-Four, technology is used for exactly the ...
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On the Shelf: George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four (Audio Book)
Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four Author: George Orwell Narrator: Frank Muller First Published: 1948 Running time: 9 hrs, 35 min, 23 sec Format: Audio Book ...
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Orwell Today
Everything Orwell and how the major themes of his work, 1984, are reflected in the news stories and societal trends of today
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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and Our Future
This book brings a fresh, new and exciting look at one of Orwell's greatest books: 1984. Read more about the book, with this review from Nicole lamarco
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About the author (1977)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.

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