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

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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:
9780452254268
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1983
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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 (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. The family moved to England in 1907 and in 1917 Orwell entered Eton, where he contributed regularly to the various college magazines. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that inspired his first novel, Burmese Days (1934). Several years of poverty followed. He lived in Paris for two years before returning to England, where he worked successively as a private tutor, schoolteacher and bookshop assistant, and contributed reviews and articles to a number of periodicals. Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933. In 1936 he was commissioned by Victor Gollancz to visit areas of mass unemployment in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) is a powerful description of the poverty he saw there. At the end of 1936 Orwell went to Spain to fight for the Republicans and was wounded. Homage to Catalonia is his account of the civil war. He was admitted to a sanatorium in 1938 and from then on was never fully fit. He spent six months in Morocco and there wrote Coming Up for Air. During the Second World War he served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC Eastern Service from 1941 to 1943. As literary editor of the Tribune he contributed a regular page of political and literary commentary, and he also wrote for the Observer and later for the Manchester Evening News. His unique political allegory, Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. George Orwell died in London in January 1950.

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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.
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The downloaded material bears NO resemblance to English. What I got was gibberish, possibly Cyrillic in nature.
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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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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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Not a single readable word in the entire text