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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An amazing book, with an amazing storyline and plot. - Goodreads
At first, I felt iffy about the ending. - Goodreads
I thought the imagery was amazing. - Goodreads
The writing is painfully dry at times. - Goodreads
Orwell's prose is brilliant and polished. - Goodreads
After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kaya - Goodreads

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” Orwell caught me off guard. After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. True, it was all depressing, dark and hopeless. For some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Jones - Goodreads

There's a reason classic novels are classics. With George Orwell's 1984, that truth is shown more clearly then ever. Published in 1949, many of the themes are still relevant today, making for a ... 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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