1984

1984

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0547249640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 304

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.


On Nineteen Eighty-Four

On Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Author: D.J. Taylor
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1683356845
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 208

The essential backstory to the creation and meaning of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century—and now the twenty-first. Since its publication nearly seventy years ago, George Orwell’s 1984 has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectual identities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch a reality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of “alternative facts.” The world we live in is often described as an Orwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions of privacy. On Nineteen Eighty-Four dives deep into Orwell’s life to chart his earlier writings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boarding school, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of Big Brother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scottish island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish 1984. Published during the cold war—a term Orwell coined—Taylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines 1984’s post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government. In a climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and critical thinking are contentious, Orwell’s work is necessary. Written with resonant and reflective analysis, On Nineteen Eighty-Four is both brilliant and remarkably timely. Praise for On Nineteen Eighty-Four “A lively, engaging, concise biography of a novel.” —Kirkus Reviews “The fascinating origins and complex legacy of this enduring masterwork are chronicled in [this] arresting new book.” —BookPage “Brisk [and] focused. . . . Taylor here covers the highlights, giving both an overview of Orwell’s career and a survey of his greatest literary achievement.” —Wall Street Journal “Taylor is an accomplished literary critic and he illuminates Orwell’s work in the context of his life, elegantly and expertly charting his course from Grub Street to bestsellerdom.” —TheGuardian


1984 Nineteen-Eighty Four

1984 Nineteen-Eighty Four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 9781847498571
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
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Nineteen Eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • ISBN: 9781857151343
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 325

A girl whose fortunes have plummeted from wealthy aristocrat to servant-girl. A magic hazel twig. A prince. A desperate escape from danger. This is not the story of a girl whose fairy godmother arranges her future for her. This is the story of Selena, who will take charge of her own destiny, and learn that her magic is not to be feared but celebrated.


1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Collins Classics)

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Collins Classics)

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008442622
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

The international bestselling classic from the author of Animal Farm.


Nineteen Eighty-four, [by] George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-four, [by] George Orwell

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: York Notes Advanced
  • ISBN:
  • Category : French literature
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 112

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.


Nineteen-Eighty Four

Nineteen-Eighty Four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Polygon
  • ISBN: 9781846975769
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 368

A dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen-Eighty Four is the powerful and prophetic novel that defined the twentieth century. This is the first edition to recognise the importance that Barnhill, Orwell's home on the Island of Jura, had on the writing of this classic.


Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014118776X
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 355

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.


Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 9781946963451
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 186

2021 Facsimile of the 1949 Edition. Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is Orwell's famed dystopian novel originally published in 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four is concerned with the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modeled 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. Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. It also popularized the term "Orwellian" as an adjective, with many terms used in the novel entering common usage, including "Big Brother", "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", "Newspeak", "memory hole", "2 + 2 = 5", "proles", "Two Minutes Hate", "telescreen", and "Room 101". Time included it on its 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was placed on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, reaching No. 13 on the editors' list and No. 6 on the readers' list. In 2003, the novel was listed at No. 8 on The Big Read survey by the BBC. Parallels have been drawn between the novel's subject matter and real life instances of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression among other themes. Reviews: "Nineteen Eighty-Four is a remarkable book; as a virtuoso literary performance it has a sustained brilliance that has rarely been matched in other works of its genre...It is as timely as the label on a poison bottle." -New York Herald Tribune "A profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book...Orwell's theory of power is developed brilliantly." -The New Yorker "A book that goes through the reader like an east wind, cracking the skin...Such are the originality, the suspense, the speed of writing, and withering indignation that it is impossible to put the book down." -V. S. Pritchett "Orwell's novel escorts us so quietly, so directly, and so dramatically from our own day to the fate which may be ours in the future, that the experience is a blood-chilling one." -Saturday Review


1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
  • ISBN: 1788853806
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 400

THE JURA EDITION with new introduction by Alex Massie 'For him, Jura was home' - Richard Blair on his father George Orwell 'The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance’ - Ben Pimlott, Independent 'The greatest British novel to have been written since the war’ - Time Out 'His final masterpiece . . . enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history' – New York Review of Books The year is 1984 and war and revolution have left the world unrecognisable. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, is ruled by the Party, led by Big Brother. Mass surveillance is everything and The Thought Police are employed to ensure that no individual thinking is allowed. Winston Smith works at The Ministry of Truth, carefully rewriting history, but he dreams of freedom and of rebellion. It is here that he meets and falls in love with Julia. They start a secret, forbidden affair - but nothing can be kept secret, and they are forced to face consequences more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined. In this new edition of a modern classic, Alex Massie's introduction highlights the importance that Jura had on the writing of one of the twentieth century’s most important works of fiction.