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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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 (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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