Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 14, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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1984 is a compelling tale of an individual's physical and intellectual battle against a totalitarian political system. Orwell renders this world convincingly, and this together with the parrallels to ... Read full review

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You know... I'm not entirely sure that I actually did read this as a child. I swore I did, but I think I may have been confusing it with "Brave New World." Reading this as an adult living in a Trump ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
109
Section 3
154
Section 4
237
Section 5
312
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George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of non-fiction and fiction.

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