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An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
251

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Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the language of 1984 has passed into the English language as a symbol of the horrors of totalitarianism. George Orwell's story of Winston Smith's fight against the all-pervading Party has become a classic not the least because of its intellectual coherence. First published in 1949, it retains as much relevance today as it had then.
--back cover

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1984
2016, Arcturus
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1984
2013, Arcturus
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
2006-02, Grupo Editorial Tomo
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
1992, Alfred A. Knopf
hardcover in English
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
1981, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Reprint
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1984
1981, New American Library
mass market paperback in English - printing (64)
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1984
1977, Signet Classic
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet Classic printing (111); George Orwell Centennial Edition
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Mil novecientos ochenta y cuatro
1973-09, Editorial Kraft
Hardcover in Spanish - 2. ed.].
Cover of: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
1949, Harcourt, Brace and Company
hardcover in English - 1949

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Book Details


Published in

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England

Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.
UK/AUST/CAN

Copyright Date
1949

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
251p. ;
Number of pages
251

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16229017M
Internet Archive
nineteeneightyfo00orwe
ISBN 10
0140009728
ISBN 13
9780140009729
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0140009728
Library Thing
1472
Goodreads
46031697

Work Description

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by the English novelist George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair). It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.



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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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March 4, 2022 Edited by bitnapper Edited without comment.
October 8, 2021 Edited by lisaBot moving edition(s) to primary work
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May 28, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
September 22, 2008 Created by ImportBot Imported from Talis MARC record.