An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

1984

  • 4.28 ·
  • 264 Ratings
  • 3654 Want to read
  • 243 Currently reading
  • 530 Have read

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

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Arcturus
Language
English
Pages
317

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1984
2018-09-02, Tian jin ren min chu ban she
paperback in Chinese
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1984
2017-01-25, Brawtley Press
in English
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1984
2016, Arcturus
paperback in English
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1984
2013, Arcturus
Paperback in English
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1984
2006-02, Grupo Editorial Tomo
Rústica in Spanish - Tercera edición
Cover of: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
1992, Alfred A. Knopf, Knopf, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
hardcover in English
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1984
1981, New American Library
mass market paperback in English - printing (64)
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1984
1977, Follett Bound
in English
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1984
1962-12, New American Library
in English
Cover of: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
1949, Harcourt, Brace and Company
hardcover in English - 1949

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London

Edition Notes

Other Titles
Nineteen eighty-four
Copyright Date
2013

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6029.O79 N666 2015

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
317 pages
Number of pages
317

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL36632156M
Internet Archive
19840000orwe_p4z8
ISBN 10
1782124209
ISBN 13
9781782124207
OCLC/WorldCat
981866895
Goodreads
60396934

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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Novels (Animal Farm / Burmese Days / Clergyman's Daughter / Coming Up for Air / Keep the Aspidistra Flying / Nineteen Eighty-Four)
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Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: Text, Sources, Criticism

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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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