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1984

1984
 

Presents a symbol of the horrors of totalitarianism. This book tells the story of Winston Smith's fight against the all-pervading party.

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ISBN 9780140278774
Published 3 September 1998 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Essentials
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ISBN-13 9780140278774
ISBN-10 014027877X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 3 September 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Essentials
Category Award Winning
Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 113mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 192g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Totalitarianism, Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the language of 1984 has passed into the English Language as a symbol of the horrors of totalitarianism. George Orwell's story of Winston Smith's fight against the all-pervading party has become a classic, not the least because of its intellectual coherence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
UK Review The last word in adolescent male fantasy - a tormented individual alone against the world, clandestine sexual encounters, deadly peril around every corner; no wonder that Orwell's dystopian masterpiece continues to be read widely, long after its sell-by date. (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

George Orwell, real name Eric Blair, was born in 1903 in Bengal. He served with the Indian Imperial Police, and later came to Europe, doing a series of ill-paid jobs which led to his writing DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON. He fought in the SpanishCivil War for the Republicans, but in later years became disillusioned with the aims of Communism, which led to the writing of his two most famous political satires, ANIMAL FARM and NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR, which were immensely popular. He died in 1950.

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