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Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century's greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith's desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
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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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