George Orwell's 1984 by George Orwell

George Orwell's 1984

byGeorge Orwell

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2013

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George Orwell's classic distopian masterpiece presents a nightmare vision of a world in the grip of totalitarian communism.  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR follows the life of Winston Smith, a minor bureaucrat who has begun to question the principles of "Ingsoc" (English Socialism) and its control over the impoverished people of a decaying London.  While the Party uses constant surveillance along with fear and terror to keep the people in line, Smith strives for a way to resist their absolute power, becoming guilty of thoughtcrime in the process.

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950) wrote under the pen name George Orwell.  Born in British India, Orwell's father was a minor official in the Indian Civil Service.  When he was just a year old, Orwell's mother took him and his siblings to England, where he grew up.  In the 1920s he served as a policeman in Burma, but resigned in 1927 to become a writer.  During the Spanish Civil War he fought for the Republicans and produced a memoir of his experiences, HOMAGE TO CATALONIA.  Unfit for service in World War II due to poor health, Orwell produced two of his most famous works, ANIMAL FARM and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR just prior to his death of a ruptured artery in 1950.

Title:George Orwell's 1984Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:Civitas Media, LLCLanguage:English

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