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An edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

1984

1st Signet Classic printing (111); George Orwell Centennial Edition
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Publisher
Signet Classic
Language
English
Pages
328

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1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
--back cover

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New York, N.Y

Edition Notes

"1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 ..."--Back paperback cover.

"Revised and updated bibliography."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 327).

Series
Signet Classics
Genre
Fiction.
Other Titles
1984.
Copyright Date
2003?

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6029.R8 N49 1949

Contributors

Afterword
Erich Fromm

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
328 p. ;
Number of pages
328

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18197720M
Internet Archive
1984novel1977orwe
ISBN 10
0451524934
ISBN 13
9780451524935
LC Control Number
49009278
OCLC/WorldCat
913039905
Library Thing
1472
Google
yxv1LK5gyV4C
Goodreads
5470

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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