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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
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Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - George Orwell's novel coined new and potent words of warning for us all. It is one of the most brilliant satires on totalitarianism ever written. 'It is a volley against the authoritarian in every personality, a polemic against every orthodoxy, an anarchistic blast against every unquestioning conformist..."Nineteen Eighty-four" is a great novel and a great tract because of the clarity of its call, and it will endure because its message is a permanent one: erroneous thought is the stuff of freedom' - Ben Pimlott.

Accolades

Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author Biography

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.
Release date NZ
June 5th, 2003
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Thomas Pynchon
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x196x23
ISBN-13
9780141187358
Product ID
1654151

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