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1984 by George Orwell Overview

Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's presc Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life--the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.

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About 1984 Description

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism. In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a a police officer with the Indian Imperia

Data Book 1984

Original Title Nineteen Eighty-Four ISBN 0451524934 (ISBN13: 9780451524935 ) Edition Language English Characters Winston Smith, Big Brother, O'Brien, Emmanuel Goldstein, Tom Parsons...more , Syme, Julia...less setting London, England, 1984 (United Kingdom) Oceania, South Pacific Ocean Literary Awards Prometheus Hall of Fame Award (1984), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) (1096)