Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four

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by George Orwell
     
 

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Para controlar todo no basta con apropiarse solo de la voluntad y de la conciencia de los individuos, hay que hacerse dueño de su lenguaje. 1984 es la metáfora del imaginario social del Siglo XX, descripción de un país carcelario y totalitario, donde encontramos al líder único cuya presencia es antes que nada una…  See more details below

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Para controlar todo no basta con apropiarse solo de la voluntad y de la conciencia de los individuos, hay que hacerse dueño de su lenguaje. 1984 es la metáfora del imaginario social del Siglo XX, descripción de un país carcelario y totalitario, donde encontramos al líder único cuya presencia es antes que nada una abstracción, la negación del individuo. Obra clásica de profunda vigencia.

Editorial Reviews

Mark Schorer
It is probable that no other work of this generation has made us desire freedom more earnestly or loathe tyranny with such fullness. 1984, the most contemporary novel of the year and who knows of now many past and to come, is a great examination into and dramatization of Lord Acton's famous apothegm, " power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrups absolutely. "
Books of the Century; New York Times review, June 1949

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140126716
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
02/06/1990
Edition description:
New
Pages:
336

What People are saying about this

Anthony Burgess
1984 is a fantasy about disaffected journalists, novelists, poets, professors, and schoolmasters imposing an idealistic philosophy on the countries of the West — amalgamated into the superpower Oceania — which is no more than a notion of the nature of reality forged in an Oxford or Cambridge common room.
V. S. Pritchett
The most solid, the most brilliant thing George Orwell has done.
Alfred Kazin
1984 has been an extraordinary experience for me. It is...overwhelming in its keenness and prophetic power. I hardly know which to praise more -- Orwell's insight into the fate of man and its totalitarianism or his compassion for him.

Meet the Author

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Dale_Clark More than 1 year ago
Listed as George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-four but it is some short document written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
CaptSquid More than 1 year ago
The downloaded material bears NO resemblance to English. What I got was gibberish, possibly Cyrillic in nature.
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This is just junk. Why is this even available?
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Its in russian
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Broken do not read.
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This version is all symbols and gibberish. Save yourself the hassel of having to delete it!
ChrisMarshVirginia More than 1 year ago
What language is this in? This is not English, Spanish, or anything I recognize. Is this Unicode?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is printed in Russian, not English!
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This is an absolute wonderful story if you can find the english version and I would highly recomend it to everyone, but this copy is appearantly in another language. Try to find the original, unless you can read this language.
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Just a jumble of characters on my nook simple touch
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As previously noted, the text is a seemingly random jumble of letters. It rates negative stars but the lowest you can give is one star.
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Completely unreadable. Too bad, it's a great story if it' s actually readable.
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The text is a jumbled mass of random characters
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Dowloaded to Nook Study and to Nook, both times either cannot open at all or get scrambled text filled with characters. Free is not free.
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Time to delete no stars
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Just a jumble of letters.
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Not a single readable word in the entire text