1984: a novel

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New American Library, 1983 - Fiction - 268 pages
1251 Reviews
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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Awesome premise, great writing. - Goodreads
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Loved this, thought the ending was AWESOME. - Goodreads
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After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Miriam Stern - Goodreads

My head. My poor poor head. Forget any other dystopians because "1984" is the epitome of what a dystopian society is. Good God, I feel like I'll never be the same. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rogers Hartmann - Goodreads

Re-read it. Still so poignant and clever. Did not realize that Orwell died so young. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
2
Section 3
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Copyright

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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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