Nineteen eighty-four: the facsimile of the extant manuscript

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Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1984 - Fiction - 381 pages
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1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. "1984" is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

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Orwell (1903-50) is the author of, among others, The Road to Wigar Pier, Homage to Catalonia, 1984 and Animal Farm.

Davison was born in New York City, son of the English poet Edward Davison. He served as a page in the U.S. Senate and subsequently attended Harvard University and Cambridge University. He became an editor at Harcourt, Brace at the age of twenty-two, moving to Boston in 1955 to work at Harvard University Press and then at Atlantic Monthly Press, eventually becoming Editor-in-Chief and director.