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ISBN13: 9780452262935
ISBN10: 0452262933
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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia," that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions — a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

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View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984.

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia," that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

Synopsis:

Satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984.

About the Author

George Orwell was the pen name of an Englishman named Eric Blair. He was born in Bengal in 1903, educated at Eton, and after service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, returned to Europe to earn his living writing novels and essays. He was essentially a political writer who wrote of his own times, a man of intense feelings and fierce hates. He hated totalitarianism, and served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. He was critical of communism but considered himself a Socialist. He hated intellectuals, although he was a literary critic. He hated cant and lying and cruelty in life and in literature. He died at forty-seven of a neglected lung ailment, leaving behind a substantial body of work, a growing reputation for greatness, and the conviction that modern man was inadequate to cope with the demands of his history.

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in_reverie, July 11, 2007 (view all comments by in_reverie)
I had to read this book for my History final in 11th grade. I absolutely hated it, but I skipped from page to page and didn't really give it a chance. I recently was cleaning out my closet and I found my copy of it and decided I would re-read it. I think it's absolutely BRILLIANT. That's about all I can say about it. Everyone should read it before they die.
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Julyemarie, June 21, 2007 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
This is a classic. I would say timeless, but my hope is that this country is NOT going in that direction. Very well written and full of promises of what is to come if we do not stand up for our rights. Scary, but an enjoyable read. If you haven't read this one yet, please do!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452262935
Author:
Orwell, George
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Fromm, Erich
Afterword by:
Fromm, Erich
Afterword:
Fromm, Erich
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
678-M
Publication Date:
April 1983
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.39x.70 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984.

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever. 1984 presents a "negative utopia," that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

"Synopsis" by , Satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984.
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