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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User Review  - Jim Dennison - Goodreads

It would be easy to think that 'Big Brother' would suffer at the hands of the reputation that precedes it. It's become shorthand for many assumptions political and otherwise. It's even spawned the ... Read full review

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If you havent read this book you should. It was written many years ago but outlines exactly what we as the US are going through right now. 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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