Nineteen Eighty-Four

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George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful.

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Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.

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Overview

George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful.

Author Biography:

Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708980279
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1982
  • Series: Classics Series
  • Pages: 428

Meet the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of nonfiction and fiction.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Don't download, some unknown text written in Cyrillic (Russian)

    Listed as George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-four but it is some short document written in the Cyrillic alphabet.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    A Complete Waste of Electrons

    The downloaded material bears NO resemblance to English. What I got was gibberish, possibly Cyrillic in nature.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Da, tovarich

    Iz een Russian, comrades. Votz problem vith dat...?

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    Don't even bother downloading!

    This version is bad or either the version was not a good matchg for my nook ST. It is a bunch of gibirish, not a sentence in sight.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Don't get this. It's not even readable.

    This is just junk. Why is this even available?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Its in russian

    Its in russian

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Broken don'r Broken

    Broken do not read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Corrupted

    This version is all symbols and gibberish. Save yourself the hassel of having to delete it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Poorly recommended is this a joke?

    What language is this in? This is not English, Spanish, or anything I recognize. Is this Unicode?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Honestly

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    This is not the book

    Just a jumble of characters on my nook simple touch

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    I thought this book was very great.  I could tell the fear and p

    I thought this book was very great.  I could tell the fear and paranoia.  I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Don't bother, unreadable!!!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Unreadable

    Completely unreadable. Too bad, it's a great story if it' s actually readable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Dosent work

    The text is a jumbled mass of random characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Vat?

    Vat ze fawk?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Download impossible

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    RUSSIAN TRANSLATION

    Time to delete no stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Unreadable

    Just a jumble of letters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Not a single whole word

    Not a single readable word in the entire text

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