1984: a novel

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New American Library, 1983 - Fiction - 268 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" in its representation of an imaginary world that is completely convincing.

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Loved this, thought the ending was AWESOME. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Rachael Hobson - Goodreads

1984 stands as a warning to all about the possibilities of corrupt government. This society was THE example of the phrase; "Absolute power corrupts absolutely". The beginning of the book was slow, but ... Read full review

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Personally, I love dystopian novels. They show the terrifying reality of what a true dystopian society is.. and that to me, is thrilling. 1984 presents an unblinking picture of a life lived under the ... Read full review


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About the author (1983)

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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