Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Annotated Edition

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193644

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor. Ever since its publication in 1948, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today.
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A Nation of Sheep

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 194

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1984 (Signet Classics)

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973896630

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Page: 286

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1984 (Signet Classics)By George Orwell
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1984

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547249640

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

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George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
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Await Your Reply

Author: Dan Chaon

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345476034

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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While Miles pursues elusive letters and clues in a perpetual search for his missing twin, Ryan struggles with the discovery that he is adopted, and Lucy finds her daring escape from her hometown posing unexpectedly dangerous consequences. By a National Book Award-nominated author. Reprint.
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Little Women

Vintage

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781718666092

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Page: 220

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Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March - and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The first part of the book was an immediate commercial and critical success and prompted the composition of the book's second part, also a huge success. Both parts were first published as a single volume in 1880. The book is an unquestioned American classic.
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The Thirty-Nine Steps (Diversion Classics)

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682301818

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. When Richard Hannay encounters a mysterious stranger fearing for his life, he is drawn into a plot of political conspiracy. As Hannay works to uncover the perpetrator of a string of crimes, he must race against time to keep England's military secrets safe. A pitch-perfect spy novel, THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS is essential reading for lovers of action, adventure, and suspense.
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Fifty Essays (George Orwell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3741817244

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Literary Thoughts edition presents Fifty Essays by George Orwell ------ This collection of essays was written by George Orwell between 1931 and 1949; critical essays on global issues. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.
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Shooting an Elephant

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912286

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.
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Rebecca

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316323705

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
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Mille Neuf Cent Quatre-vingt-quatre

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781783190614

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The classic story from George Orwell is adapted for the stage by Duncan Macmillan in this new version of 1984. The idea of the big-brother world and being constantly under surveillance is just as relevant now as when Orwell penned this classic.
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Essays

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141395463

Category: Essays

Page: 466

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These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art
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Burmese Days

A Novel

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780156148504

Category: British

Page: 254

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Protagonist James Flory is a timber merchant, whose facial birthmark serves as an outward expression of the ironic and left-leaning habits of mind that make him inwardly different from his coevals. Flory appreciates the local culture, has native allegiances, and detests the racist machinations of his fellow Club members. Alas, he doesn't always possess the moral courage, or the energy, to stand against them. His almost embarrassingly Anglophile friend, Dr. Veraswami, the highest-ranking native official, seems a shoo-in for Club membership, until Machiavellian magistrate U Po Kyin launches a campaign to discredit him that results, ultimately, in the loss not just of reputations but of lives. Whether to endorse Veraswami or to betray him becomes a kind of litmus test of Flory's character --Amazon.
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The Collected George Orwell

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 1551997991

Category: Fiction

Page: 1823

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One of the great authors of the twentieth century, George Orwell is known for his incisive critiques of inequality in pre- and post-World War II England, as well as of totalitarianism. His most famous novels are the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four and the modern political fable Animal Farm. This collection includes all of Orwell’s novels and non-fiction books, as well as the famous essay “Shooting an Elephant.” Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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Homage to Catalonia

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518348688

Category: History

Page: 325

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Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.
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The Social and Political Thought of George Orwell

A Reassessment

Author: Stephen Ingle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113424777X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Stephen Ingle is Professor at the Politics Department, University of Stirling. His main academic interests are in the relationship between politics and literature and in adversarial (two party) politics, especially in the UK.
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