George Orwell's 1984

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Chelsea House, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 205 pages
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George Orwell’s novel about the perils of totalitarian rule, the story of Winston and Julia, remains poignant more than 50 years after its 1949 publication. Nineteen Eighty-Four paints the bleak picture of a society in which all information is controlled by the government, also known as Big Brother. Here is a ready-reference tool for students interested in this dystopian classic, especially those with an eye toward research. Offering 50 percent new material over the previous edition, 1984, Updated Edition includes the most relevant critical interpretations available.

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About the author (2007)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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