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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I'll admit, I took up reading this because I've heard it referenced so many times, not because I love dystopian stories. Overall, I enjoyed it. The ending wasn't quite what I expected but throughout I was excited to see what happens next. Read full review

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To be completely honest, I picked up this book with the sole purpose of meeting my yearly quota for classic literature. My yearly quota is ONE, thank you for asking. At first glance I didn't think ... 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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