George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984

Book - 2007 | Updated ed.
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Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c2007.
Edition: Updated ed.
ISBN: 9780791093009
079109300X
Characteristics: vii, 205 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold
Contents: Introduction / Harold Bloom
Afterword : Nineteen eighty-four in 1984 / Raymond Williams
Composing Nineteen eighty-four : the art of nightmare / Sue Lonoff
The demonic world of Oceania : the mystical adulation of the 'sacred' leader / Erika Gottlieb
Totalitarianism : a new story? an old story? / Laurence Lerner
The ghostly bells of London / Robert Plank
Newspeak and the language of the party / Roger Fowler
The hell of Nineteen eighty-four / Malcolm Pittock
The masks of passion / Steven Carter
The heresy of common sense : the prohibition of decency in Nineteen eighty-four / Anthony Stewart
Doublespeak and the minority of one / Homi K. Bhabha.

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ZinebNour
Jul 21, 2015

This book is a fabulous way to enjoy the creepiness and openness of a big brother society. It places you in the main character shoes to enjoy (and dislike) their society.

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MoDaniel
May 20, 2015

This book is not the famous 1984, but instead just a collection of interpretations for the book.

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allyssamarie
Jul 23, 2014

Great read!

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i_am
Feb 22, 2014

Nineteen Eighty-Four is an eerily prophetic novel by George Orwell which shows a bleak world from which there is no escape for people from tyranny of a few as they seek to control the masses through a steady dose of patriotic wars, constant misinformation and by changing the history itself. In this world, not only saying things as they are is unimaginable but even thinking them through is a crime as the citizenry needs to be dumbed down into a servile and mindless horde. Knowledge is power and it must be destroyed so that the perceived reality can be more easily shaped by oppressors who will settle for nothing less than blind devotion from people to perpetuate their own rule. This is literature in its finest hour.

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booksophie
Feb 12, 2015

"2+2=5"

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allyssamarie
Jul 23, 2014

"Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood"

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KirkLeaf
Aug 13, 2013

[Winston to O'Brien]
"It is impossible to found a civilisation on fear and hatred and cruelty. It would never endure."
"Why not?"
"It would have no vitality. It would disintegrate. It would commit suicide."
"Nonsense. [...]" (p.281)

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booksophie
Feb 12, 2015

In a dystopian society one man has the courage to break from the path.

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