Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 14, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
21 Reviews
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.

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User Review  - Anita Carter - Goodreads

Another re-read. It is easy to forget just how terrifying the last part of this book is. I loved the Introduction written by Pynchon, too. His idea that Orwell (and writers generally) feared becoming too comfortable certainly resonates with me. Read full review

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User Review  - Obinna Okolo - Goodreads

Vacuum of a read! I felt in like with Winston's rebellious heart hidden by the orthodoxy; then the book sucked me in when he and Julia were captured by the Thought-Police. Never got a chance to read, but I'm glad I did. Read full review

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GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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