1984: A Novel

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Signet Classic, 1977 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

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Awesome premise, great writing. - Goodreads
Boring. Hard to read. - Goodreads
Loved this, thought the ending was AWESOME. - Goodreads
The prose was clunky. - Goodreads
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After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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As my first choice book I read 1984 by George Orwell, I really enjoyed how he structured the plot at some points. But I easily have some questions on why he decided to write a couple parts the way he ... Read full review

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I wasn't disappointed. After countless pop culture references to this book and it cropping up on every list of "books you must read" I can honestly say that I went into it expecting greatness but ... Read full review

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ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR (19031950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist whose best-known works include the dystopian novel 1984 and the satirical novella Animal Farm. He is consistently ranked among the best English writers of the 20th century, and his writing has had a huge, lasting influence on contemporary culture. Several of his coined words have since entered the English language, and the word "Orwellian" is now used to describe totalitarian or authoritarian social practices.

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