An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Nineteen eighty-four

a novel

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An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Nineteen eighty-four

a novel

Centennial ed.
  • 4.28 ·
  • 266 Ratings
  • 3752 Want to read
  • 250 Currently reading
  • 544 Have read

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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Publisher
Plume
Language
English
Pages
339

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2017-01-25, Brawtley Press
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2013, Arcturus
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1984
2006-02, Grupo Editorial Tomo
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Nineteen eighty-four: a novel
2003, Plume
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
1992, Alfred A. Knopf, Knopf, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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1981, New American Library
mass market paperback in English - printing (64)
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1984
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1984
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
1949, Harcourt, Brace and Company
hardcover in English - 1949

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Edition Notes

"A Plume Harcourt Brace book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-339).

Published in
New York
Other Titles
1984, 1984.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6029.R8 N647 2003, PR6029.R8N647 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvi, 339 p. ;
Number of pages
339

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26224448M
ISBN 10
0452284236
LCCN
2003273412
OCLC/WorldCat
52187275
Goodreads
5471

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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
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