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1984
Hardcover - English

One of the most celebrated classics of the twentieth century, Orwell's cautionary tale of a man trapped under the gaze of an authoritarian state feels more relevant now than ever before. Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0679417397
EAN
9780679417392
Publication Date
03/11/1992
Pages
384
Dimension
21.13cm x 13.51cm x 2.74cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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Orwell, George
Ranked by The Times as one of the greatest writers since 1945, George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair) was the bestselling English author of such works as Burmese Days, Homage to Catalonia, and Down and Out in Paris and London. During his life he was a successful journalist, known for his criticism of social inequality and fierce opposition to totalitarianism, which are evidenced most sharply in Animal Farm and 1984, the combined sales of which made him the bestselling author of the 20th century. Orwell has had a lasting influence on literary depictions of dystopian futures, and through terms l




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