Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198829191

Category: Satire

Page: 304

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

Nineteen Eighty four

George Orwell's picture of a world in which personal freedom is denied, where lies replace truth and where resistance is punished by torture, is one of the most powerful satires ever written.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781857151343

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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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.

On Nineteen Eighty Four

Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scotland Island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish the novel.

Author: D.J. Taylor

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683356845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The essential backstory to the creation and meaning of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the most important books of the 20th century—and now the 21st Since its publication more than 70 years ago, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four 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 Scotland Island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish the novel. Published during the Cold War—a term Orwell coined—Taylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines Nineteen Eighty-Four’s post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government. In a current 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.

Nineteen Eighty four

A portrait of a totalitarian society under the ever-watchful gaze of Big Brother, where love, privacy, and individuality are banned.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9781432839680

Category: Fiction

Page: 499

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A chilling portrait of a totalitarian society under the ever-watchful gaze of Big Brother, where love, privacy, and individuality are banned. The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's nightmare vision from 1949 of the world we are becoming is timelier that ever. 1984 is the great modern classic of a 'negative utopia' - a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing

Nineteen Eighty Four

George Orwell's dark masterpiece has enthralled readers for over seventy years.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141992352

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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The first ever graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell's timeless dystopia Winston Smith, an outwardly obedient citizen of Airstrip One, dreams secretly of truth and freedom - but his rebellion will come at a terrible cost. George Orwell's dark masterpiece has enthralled readers for over seventy years. Now the dystopian world of Big Brother, telescreens, the Thought Police and Room 101 is vividly brought to new life in this first ever graphic novel adaptation, illustrated by acclaimed artist Fido Nesti.

Nineteen Eighty Four

This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193644

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor. Ever since its publication in 1948, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today.

On Nineteen Eighty Four

The editors of this book assembled a distinguished group of philosophers, literary specialists, political commentators, historians, and lawyers and asked them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited look at that question.

Author: Abbott Gleason

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400826640

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is among the most widely read books in the world. For more than 50 years, it has been regarded as a morality tale for the possible future of modern society, a future involving nothing less than extinction of humanity itself. Does Nineteen Eighty-Four remain relevant in our new century? The editors of this book assembled a distinguished group of philosophers, literary specialists, political commentators, historians, and lawyers and asked them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited look at that question. The editors deliberately avoided Orwell scholars in an effort to call forth a fresh and diverse range of responses to the major work of one of the most durable literary figures among twentieth-century English writers. As Nineteen Eighty-Four protagonist Winston Smith has admirers on the right, in the center, and on the left, the contributors similarly represent a wide range of political, literary, and moral viewpoints. The Cold War that has so often been linked to Orwell's novel ended with more of a whimper than a bang, but most of the issues of concern to him remain alive in some form today: censorship, scientific surveillance, power worship, the autonomy of art, the meaning of democracy, relations between men and women, and many others. The contributors bring a variety of insightful and contemporary perspectives to bear on these questions.

Nineteen Eighty Four

These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer and journalist Dorian Lynskey. The year is 1984.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529038162

Category: Fiction

Page:

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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of the most famous and influential novels of the 20th century. This terrifying dystopia, which he created in a time of great social and political unrest, remains acutely relevant and influential to this day. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer and journalist Dorian Lynskey. The year is 1984. The country is impoverished and permanently at war, people are watched day and night by Big Brother and their every action and thought is controlled by the Thought Police. Winston Smith works in the department of propaganda, where his job is to rewrite the past. Spurred by his longing to escape, Winston rebels. He breaks the law by falling in love with Julia, and, as part of the clandestine organization the Brotherhood, they attempt the unimaginable – to bring down the Party.

Penguin Readers Level 7 Nineteen Eighty Four ELT Graded Reader

Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241483034

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth. Big Brother and the Thought Police watch everyone for signs of thoughtcrime. But Winston can remember life before the Party, and he questions the world he lives in. He starts to take risks, and then he falls in love with Julia, in a world where love is against the rules.

Nineteen Eighty four by George Orwell

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.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: York Notes Advanced

ISBN:

Category: French literature

Page: 112

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Everything you need to know about Nineteen Eighty-Four to succeed in your A Level or undergraduate studies. With the widest coverage and a wealth of practical content, York Notes Advanced: Nineteen Eighty-Four provides the ultimate guide to Orwell's classic political novel of suspicion and surveillance, whether you are an A Level student or an undergraduate. Inside, you'll find detailed chapter summaries and extended commentaries, along with analysis of characters and key themes, and in-depth exploration of narrative techniques and language. These features will guide you towards an excellent understanding of the text while overviews of key critical responses will help you to develop your own ideas and enable you to write confidently about the text.

The Cambridge Companion to Nineteen Eighty Four

This Companion builds on successive waves of generational inheritance and debate in the novel's reception by asking new questions about how and why Nineteen Eighty-Four was written, what it means, and why it matters.

Author: Nathan Waddell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108841090

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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The Cambridge Companion to Nineteen Eighty-Four is aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates, and academics. Situating the novel in multiple frameworks, including contextual considerations and literary histories, the book asks new questions about the novel's significance in an age in which authoritarianism finds itself freshly empowered.

Nineteen Eighty Four

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.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781946963451

Category:

Page: 186

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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

George Orwell Nineteen Eighty Four Winston Smith s Rebellion

That is why this essay aims at the description of Winston Smith's character and the development of his rebellion - its increase, climax and decrease for which it is necessary to deal with the ideology and the system of the state he lives in ...

Author: Gaby Schneidereit

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638775186

Category:

Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: gut (2), University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistisches Institut), course: Proseminar: Utopian Literature, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949, a time characterized by the consequences of the Second World War and the communism of the Eastern Bloc. Winston Smith, the rebelling protagonist of Orwell's utopia, is one victim of this system. These relevant events of mankind find expression in Orwell's utopia and form the fundament of its contents. Orwell forecasts the possibility of a black future which might be considered as a warning of the population. Still moved by the upsetting experiences of the earlier years, he tries to make the people aware of the fact how important morality is. Nevertheless it is obvious that Orwell does not give any personal comment about what is going on in the world; his attitude, however, is made visible through the protagonist's rebellion. That is why this essay aims at the description of Winston Smith's character and the development of his rebellion - its increase, climax and decrease for which it is necessary to deal with the ideology and the system of the state he lives in. At first, facts about his normal life in Oceania are provided: his outer appearance, his social status depending on his job, his past referring to his family and his former wife. Then, the focus will shift to his love affair with Julia and its effects on Winston's personality. His real nonconformity evidently starts with the first moment he gets in touch with her. Different subjects like the room in Mr Charrington's junk shop, O'Brien, a member of the Inner Party, and at last their captivity give the reader an orientation over the stages Julia and Winston are running through.

Nineteen Eighty Four

"Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smitti skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 9781784874155

Category: Satire

Page: 336

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The year is 1984, and life in Oceania is ruled by the Party. Under the gaze of Big Brother, Winston Smith yearns for intimacy and love - "thought crimes" that, if uncovered, would mean imprisonment, or death. But Winston is not alone in his defiance, and an illicit affair will draw him into the mysterious Brotherhood and the realities of resistance. Nineteen Eighty-Four has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. It is all these things, and more.

Nineteen Eighty four

This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141391700

Category: London (England)

Page: 383

View: 196

Ever since its publication in 1948, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today. This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times. Annotated and with an Introduction by D. J. Taylor 'The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance.' Independent 'The greatest writer of the twentieth century.' Observer

Nineteen Eighty four

Reilly (English, U. of Glasgow) considers such matters as the parallel between Nineteen-eighty four and Gulliver's travels; similarities and contrasts between Orwell and Milton; Western man's basic myth, Jack the Giant Killer.

Author: Patrick Reilly

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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Reilly (English, U. of Glasgow) considers such matters as the parallel between Nineteen-eighty four and Gulliver's travels; similarities and contrasts between Orwell and Milton; Western man's basic myth, Jack the Giant Killer. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

ATAR Notes Text Guide Nineteen Eighty Four

This Text Guide contains: - A thorough summary and analysis of the entire text - Insightful dissections of the characters, key themes, and structural features - A comprehensive quote bank - Exemplary sample essays with commentary designed ...

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Nineteen Eighty Four

This edition has a new, specially commissioned introduction by Alex Massie which recognises the importance that Barnhill, Orwell's home on the Island of Jura, had on the writing of this classic.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 9781846975769

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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.

George Orwell Nineteen Eighty four

Proceedings of a conference of international Orwell experts gathered at the Library of Congress are presented in this collection.

Author: Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dystopias in literature

Page: 150

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Proceedings of a conference of international Orwell experts gathered at the Library of Congress are presented in this collection. The collection is divided into four sections, corresponding with the four conference sessions: "What Orwell Really Wrote"; "Orwell: The Man"; "'Nineteen Eighty-Four': The Book"; and "'Nineteen Eighty-Four': Its Meaning in 1984." Summaries of the subsequent floor discussions are included at the end of each section. The papers presented and their authors are as follows: (1) "What Orwell Really Wrote" (Peter Davison); (2) "Orwell the Man" (Jenni Calder); (3) "The Englishness of George Orwell" (Peter Stansky); (4) "'Nineteen Eighty-Four': Politics and Fable" (Denis Donoghue); (5) "'Not One of Us': George Orwell and 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'" (Alfred Kazin); (6) "'Nineteen Eighty-Four': A Novel of the 1930s" (Jeffrey Meyers); (7) "The Reception of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'" (Bernard Crick); and (8) "Orwell's Legacy" (Nathan A. Scott, Jr.). (HTH)