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Nineteen Eighty-Four

By George Orwell
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  • Pages : 296
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WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH Winston Smith is a good worker. He supports the Party. He is good at his job rewriting history to Government specification. Big Brother watches him, but there is nothing to see. Winston's struggle against the totalitarian world he inhabits is a closely guarded secret. It exists only in his mind until he begins a secret love affair with Julia, a fellow worker. Is this enough to push him to revolution? Or is it the beginning of his downfall? A masterwork of dystopian fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is harrowingly prescient, and its impact has stretched around the globe. With a new introduction by political editor and writer Ian Dunt, this brand new edition of a science fiction classic is a must-have for any collector.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

By Chad Ibbotson
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  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Book Code : 0228305381
  • Total of Pages : 55
  • Category : Education
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Visit a dystopian society to see what an alternate 1984 could have looked like. The variety of engaging activities can easily be broken up for students over several weeks to coordinate with assigned reading. Use what you know about Winston’s memory of his mother to describe what family relationships are like in Oceania. Predict what will happen to Winston based on what you know of the world he lives in and the consequences of his actions. Identify statements about Winston and Julia’s first meeting as true or false. Use what you have already read about room 101 and predict how Winston will react to his experiences there. Describe what the word “betrayal” means to you, and how it relates to the events in the novel. List events from the book that connect to the plot’s major themes. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Nineteen Eighty-Four is the year of an alternate dystopian era in which there are three ruling nations: Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia. The former are partnered together in a war against the latter, and that’s how it’s always been. Or has it? Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth office. His job is to alter the history books so they line up with whatever the Party wants its citizens to believe. Everything is controlled by the Party, including language. Those that dare to have free thought are dealt with severely. Winston begins to question the Party and how things are run. He starts to rebel by purchasing a diary to write his thoughts in, beginning a relationship with a mysterious dark-haired woman, and seek out the Brotherhood who would like to see the Party taken down. But with the unseen eye of the Party leader Big Brother always watching, it’s only a matter of time before Winston is caught.

If George Orwell were alive today …

By John Dale
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  • Publisher : Australian Scholarly Publishing
  • Book Code : 192580187X
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: if-george-orwell-were-alive-today.pdf

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Great writers engage with the changing times and by using their imaginations transform their ideas and environments into fiction. More than any other writer of the 20th century, George Orwell responded to a period of historical change by imagining his dystopian future of Nineteen Eighty-Four, perhaps the most influential political novel ever written. At the same time Nineteen Eighty-Four was very much a product of post-war England with its rations and shortages. Orwell, in fact, remained a socialist until his death in January 1950, but the far more intriguing question is what Nineteen Eighty-Four would be like if it were written today, in an age of Islamist terror, fake news and post-truth politics.

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: Winston Smith's rebellion

By Gaby Schneidereit
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638379272
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: gut (2), University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistisches Institut), course: Proseminar: Utopian Literature, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949, a time characterized by the consequences of the Second World War and the communism of the Eastern Bloc. Winston Smith, the rebelling protagonist of Orwell’s utopia, is one victim of this system. These relevant events of mankind find expression in Orwell’s utopia and form the fundament of its contents. Orwell forecasts the possibility of a black future which might be considered as a warning of the population. Still moved by the upsetting experiences of the earlier years, he tries to make the people aware of the fact how important morality is. Nevertheless it is obvious that Orwell does not give any personal comment about what is going on in the world; his attitude, however, is made visible through the protagonist’s rebellion. That is why this essay aims at the description of Winston Smith’s character and the development of his rebellion – its increase, climax and decrease for which it is necessary to deal with the ideology and the system of the state he lives in. At first, facts about his normal life in Oceania are provided: his outer appearance, his social status depending on his job, his past referring to his family and his former wife. Then, the focus will shift to his love affair with Julia and its effects on Winston’s personality. His real nonconformity evidently starts with the first moment he gets in touch with her. Different subjects like the room in Mr Charrington’s junk shop, O’Brien, a member of the Inner Party, and at last their captivity give the reader an orientation over the stages Julia and Winston are running through.

1984

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398805947
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Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. Arguably the twentieth century's most famous novel, 1984 is a dystopian study of political tyranny, mind control, paranoia and secret mass surveillance. Following Winston Smith, a diligent desk clerk at the Ministry of Truth, it paints a disturbing portraits of a totalitarian regime when even the thoughts of residents are censured. This new paperback edition presents this modern classic with a fresh cover-design, bringing this classic work to new readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

1984

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784043737
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Fiction
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George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'

Penguin Readers Level 7: Nineteen Eighty-Four (ELT Graded Reader)

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241483034
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Nineteen Eighty-Four, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth. Big Brother and the Thought Police watch everyone for signs of thoughtcrime. But Winston can remember life before the Party, and he questions the world he lives in. He starts to take risks, and then he falls in love with Julia, in a world where love is against the rules. Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

The Ministry of Truth

By Dorian Lynskey
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385544065
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-ministry-of-truth.pdf

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"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Science Between Utopia and Dystopia

By E. Mendelsohn,H. Nowotny
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400963408
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : History
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Just fifty years ago Julian Huxley, the biologist grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, published a book which easily could be seen to represent the prevail ing outlook among young scientists of the day: If I were a Dictator (1934). The outlook is optimistic, the tone playfully rational, the intent clear - allow science a free hand and through rational planning it could bring order out of the surrounding social chaos. He complained, however: At the moment, science is for most part either an intellectual luxury or the paid servant of capitalist industry or the nationalist state. When it and its results cannot be fitted into the existing framework, it and they are ignored; and furthermore the structure of scientific research is grossly lopsided, with over-emphasis on some kinds of science and partial or entire neglect of others. (pp. 83-84) All this the scientist dictator would set right. A new era of scientific human ism would provide alternative visions to the traditional religions with their Gods and the civic religions such as Nazism and fascism. Science in Huxley's version carries in it the twin impulses of the utopian imagination - Power and Order. Of course, it was exactly this vision of science which led that other grand son of Thomas Henry Huxley, the writer Aldous Huxley, to portray scientific discovery as potentially subversive and scientific practice as ultimately en slaving.

Around the World in Eighty Days

By Jules Verne
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  • Book Code : 0141910364
  • Total of Pages : 304
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One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

1984

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 036940629X
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: 1984.pdf

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by the English novelist George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair). It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, and mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the totalitarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power. Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. It also popularised the term "Orwellian" as an adjective, with many terms used in the novel entering common usage, including "Big Brother", "doublethink", "Thought Police", "thoughtcrime", "Newspeak", "memory hole", "2 + 2 = 5", and "proles". "Time" included it on its 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. "It was placed on the "Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, reaching No. 13 on the editors' list and No. 6 on the readers' list." In 2003, the novel was listed at No. 8 on "The Big Read" survey by the "BBC". Parallels have been drawn between the novel's subject matter and and nbsp;real life and nbsp;instances of and nbsp;totalitarianism, and nbsp;mass surveillance, and violations of "freedom of expression" among other themes.

1984 and Philosophy

By Ezio Di Nucci,Stefan Storrie
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  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Book Code : 0812699858
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Philosophy
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Book Short Summary:

Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell’s terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake news. 1984 and Philosophy brings together brand new, up-to-the-minute thinking by philosophers about Nineteen Eighty-Four as it relates to today’s culture, politics, and everyday life. Some of the thinking amounts to thoughtcrime, but we managed to sneak it past the agents of the Ministry of Truth, so this is a book to be read quickly before the words on the page mysteriously transform into something different. Who’s controlling our lives and are they getting even more levers to control us? Is truth objective or just made up? What did Orwell get right—and did he get some things wrong? Are social media opportunities for liberation or instruments of oppression? How can we fight back against totalitarian control? Can Big Brother compel us to love him? How does the language we use affect the way we think? Do we really need the unifying power of hate? Why did Orwell make Nineteen Eighty-Four so desperately hopeless? Can science be protected from poisonous ideology? Can we really believe two contradictory things at once? Who surveils the surveilors?

1984 - Orwell

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : LeBooks Editora
  • Book Code : 6587921078
  • Total of Pages : 220
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Book Short Summary:

1984 or Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949. 1984 is one of George Orwell's most powerful politically charged novels, a beautifully crafted warning against the dangers of a totalitarian society, and one of the most famous novels in the dystopian genre. Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling party in London whose every move is monitored by telescreens. Everywhere Winston goes, the party's omniscient leader, Big Brother, watches him. This is an important novel not only for its stark warning against abusive authority (and its somewhat ironic contribution to modern television content), but also for its insights into the power of manipulating language, history, and the psychology of fear and control. These issues are perhaps even more pertinent today than when Orwell penned his novel.

一九八四

By 喬治.歐威爾 (George Orwell)
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  • Publisher : 遠流出版
  • Book Code : 9573270129
  • Total of Pages : 352
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遠流╳師大譯研所「經典文學新譯計畫」NO.2 計畫主持人師大譯研所長賴慈芸 計畫顧問台灣翻譯學會執行長蘇正隆 在一個語言墮落的時代,作家必須保持自己的獨立性,在抵抗暴力和承擔苦難上做一個永遠的抗議者。──喬治‧歐威爾 他不怕分離,不怕被出賣,不怕受盡折磨, 他唯一害怕的,是那股讓他不能再愛人的力量。 1945年,歐威爾的《動物農莊》在連續遭到五家出版社拒絕後,終於問世了,立即爆紅成為暢銷書,一輩子幾乎都在過窮苦日子的歐威爾,靠著這本書的版稅,買下了某個偏遠小島的房子,並且在那裡寫出了他更為重要的作品《一九八四》。 在二十世紀許多重要的文學作品,《一九八四》是難得一見的傑作,因為書中對未來的悲觀假想,隨著時代變得愈來愈真實,也愈來愈讓人無法忘懷。 故事描述在1984年的世界中,大洋國裡每個人都活在「老大哥」的監視下,政府說什麼,人民就得相信什麼,只要言語間透露出一點懷疑或者好奇,就很可能從此人間蒸發。人類生活變成了一個惡夢,而在這惡夢中,有一個可憐蟲試圖尋找個人獨立存在的意義。 溫斯頓‧史密斯就是這個可憐蟲。他愛上茱莉亞之後,發現自己的人生不必是如此無聊和死氣沉沉,生命還有各種可能性,包括自由意志。 雖然思想警察能挖出每一個背叛行動,兩人的頭頂上總是有警察監視的眼線盤旋,他們還是開始質疑政府,一步步籌畫計謀,但老大哥無法容忍異議份子,就算只是有念頭也不行,兩個人終究不堪折磨而互相出賣了對方…… 歐威爾可說預知了現代生活的情況──無所不在的電視、語言的扭曲,而且還建構出一個如地獄般的駭人世界。本書自出版以來就是學生的必讀讀物,也名列史上最令人心驚的小說之一。 本書特色 ★ 真正全新譯本 ★ 師大翻譯研究所與遠流合作「經典文學新譯」計畫第二本書 ★ 附師大翻譯研究所所長總序、譯者解析文字 ★ 英美中學生必讀書目 ★ 村上春樹為向歐威爾致敬,創作出最新長篇《1Q84》 ★ 瑪格麗特‧愛特伍(Margaret Atwood)最喜愛的一部小說 ★ 本書對英語本身產生重大影響,許多經典詞彙,沿用至今 ★ 全球累積銷量破5千萬冊、全球超過62種語言譯本 ★ BBC票選20世紀百大經典小說 ★ TIME雜誌評選20世紀百大必讀小說 ★ 藍燈書屋20世紀百大必讀小說 ★ 紐約公共圖書館評選世紀之書 ★ 100本必讀科幻小說第一名 ★ 澳洲ABC電視網觀眾票選百大小說 ★ 法國世界報評選世紀小說 ★ 英國觀察家報編輯評選史上百大最佳小說 ★ 英國衛報編輯評選1000本必讀小說 ★ 英國The Telegraph編輯評選人人必讀百大小說 ★ 英國連鎖書店Waterstones讀者票選世紀之書第2名 ★ 全球百位文學評論家票選死前必讀的1001本小說 ★ Modern Library、Radcliffe等國外知名出版社編輯嚴選百大最有影響力小說 ★ 英國亞馬遜經典文學類第一名

Becoming Europe

By Samuel Gregg
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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Book Code : 1594036500
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
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“We’re becoming like Europe.” This expression captures many Americans’ sense that something has changed in American economic life since the Great Recession’s onset in 2008: that an economy once characterized by commitments to economic liberty, rule of law, limited government, and personal responsibility has drifted in a distinctly “European” direction. Americans see, across the Atlantic, European economies faltering under enormous debt; overburdened welfare states; governments controlling close to fifty percent of the economy; high taxation; heavily regulated labor markets; aging populations; and large numbers of public-sector workers. They also see a European political class seemingly unable—and, in some cases, unwilling—to implement economic reform, and seemingly more concerned with preserving its own privileges. Looking at their own society, Americans are increasingly asking themselves: “Is this our future?” In Becoming Europe, Samuel Gregg examines economic culture—the values and institutions that inform our economic priorities—to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called “soft despotism,” and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United States. America, Gregg argues, is not yet Europe; the good news is that economic decline need not be its future. The path to recovery lies in the distinctiveness of American economic culture. Yet there are ominous signs that some of the cultural foundations of America’s historically unparalleled economic success are being corroded in ways that are not easily reversible—and the European experience should serve as the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

The Role of the Government in "Nineteen Eighty-Four " and What it Means to the Contemporary Reader

By Maximilian U. Tannert
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640719921
  • Total of Pages : 15
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universität zu Köln (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Gordon Bölling - Utopia/Dystopia, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: From all utopian/dystopian novels ever published, George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, along with Huxley’s “Brave New World”, surely has the highest influence on modern culture. Being translated into sixty-two languages since its publication, the novel had a big influence on language, the development of the science-fiction genre and the view on governments all around the world. It provides an important warning to pay attention to political decisions, new laws and the critical increase of mass surveillance. Orwell’s ideas presented in the novel spawned numerous other novels, movies, television shows and awareness groups against an orwellian world. The reason for this development was in the end Orwell’s depiction of a horrible kind of government, which seems to be in infinite control of its citizens. Hence, the term “orwellian” emerged into popular culture to describe totalitarian states and governments with such tendencies. This paper is going to give a closer view on the way the government described in “Nineteen Eighty-Four” works, how it came to power, how is makes use of its power to preserve it and how the ordinary citizens deal with living under such a government. Furthermore, this paper will come across the historical circumstances that inspired Orwell at his time and finally we will observe the present to compare the situation in several selected countries and especially the United States of America all over the world with Orwell’s fearful vision. Reliability of information and lack of information is of course a big problem in the case of the Ingsoc government. The reader is always bond to the limited perspective of the main character, Winston Smith - who himself is probably deceived and lied to by O’Brien most of the time. The lack of perspectives often makes it impossible to be sure if that what is told is the truth, so it is necessary to presume, assume, speculate and calculate with probabilities to draw a picture of the whole. If this goal is finally achieved, remains the decision of the reader.

Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction

By Thomas Horan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319706756
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: desire-and-empathy-in-twentieth-century-dystopian-fiction.pdf

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This book assesses key works of twentieth-century dystopian fiction, including Katharine Burdekin’s Swastika Night, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, to demonstrate that the major authors of this genre locate empathy and morality in eroticism. Taken together, these books delineate a subset of politically conscious speculative literature, which can be understood collectively as projected political fiction. While Thomas Horan addresses problematic aspects of this subgenre, particularly sexist and racist stereotypes, he also highlights how some of these texts locate social responsibility in queer and other non-heteronormative sexual relationships. In these novels, even when the illicit relationship itself is truncated, sexual desire fosters hope and community.

Orwell on Truth

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473559073
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 579
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A selection of George Orwell's prescient, clear-eyed and stimulating writing on the subjects of truth and lies. With an introduction by Alan Johnson. 'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.' This selection of George Orwell’s writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth. It ranges from discussion of personal honesty and morality, to freedom of speech and political propaganda. Orwell’s unique clarity of thought and illuminating scepticism provide the perfect defence against our post-truth world of fake news and confusion. 'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' Includes an introduction by Alan Johnson and passages from Burmese Days, The Road to Wigan Pier, Coming Up for Air, The Lion and the Unicorn, Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell’s letters, war-time diary, criticism and essays including ‘Fascism and Democracy’, ‘Culture and Democracy’, ‘Looking Back on the Spanish War’, ‘As I Please’, ‘Notes on Nationalism’, ‘The Prevention of Literature’, ‘Politics and the English Language’ and ‘Why I Write’.

George Orwell: A Life in Letters

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241281954
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 321
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Personal as well as political, Orwell's letters offer a fascinating window into the mind of a phenomenal man. We are privy to snatched glimpses of his family life: his son Richard's developing teeth, the death of his wife Eileen, and his own illness. Candid portraits of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, his opinions on bayonets, and on the chaining of German prisoners display his magnificent talent as a political writer, and letters to friends and his publisher provide a unique insight into the development and publication of some of the most important novels in the English language. A Life in Letters features previously unpublished material, including letters which shed new light on a love that would haunt him for his whole life, as well as revealing the inspiration for some of his most famous characters. Presented for the first time in a dedicated volume, this selection of Orwell's letters is an indispensible companion to his diaries.

All Art Is Propaganda

By George Orwell,Keith Gessen
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547417756
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Literary Collections
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The essential collection of critical essays from a twentieth-century master and author of 1984. As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead. All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line." With an Introduction from Keith Gessen.

The Complete Novels of George Orwell

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141911654
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: the-complete-novels-of-george-orwell.pdf

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Contains the complete novels of George Orwell: Animal Farm, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Includes explanatory notes on the etymology of the language 'Newspeak'.

George Orwell's Guide Through Hell

By Robert Plank
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 089370413X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: george-orwell-s-guide-through-hell.pdf

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It is difficult now to recall the enormous impact that George Orwell's classic dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, had on the psyche of the western world. Written by a dying man in the grimmest of circumstances, the novel was intended as both a warning against totalitarianism and the debasement of language, and as a reaction to Orwell's personal experiences with English socialism and World War II. Clearly, "1984" has turned out differently than Orwell depicted. Yet the power of the novel remains undiminished: it continues to scare and enlighten future generations of readers nearly a half century after its original publication. Well-known scholar Robert Plank provides a psychological examination of the roots of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the curious parallels between the book and its antecedents, including the film Citizen Kane, the novels of Dostoevsky and Kafka, the philosophy of Whorf, Orwell's own life and works, and many other obvious and hidden influences. Complete with chronology, notes, bibliographies, and index.

Homage to Catalonia

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398805912
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: homage-to-catalonia.pdf

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'Above all, there was a belief in the revolution and the future, a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and freedom.' In late 1936, the idealistic young George Orwell set out for Spain to join the Republican Army in its battle against the fascists. There he encountered a country in chaos. From the heady promises of revolutionary Barcelona to the betrayals, logistical nightmares, and petty factional conflicts, Orwell describes the war in all its gruesome detail with his characteristic flair for language. A fascinating, deeply personal account of how a movement gave up its ideals in pursuit of a victory that never came, the Homage to Catalonia is a remarkable chronicle of the Spanish Civil War. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

Animal Farm

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571355919
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: animal-farm.pdf

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All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. It's just an ordinary farm - until the animals revolt. They get rid of the irresponsible farmer. The other animals are sure that life is improving, but as systems are replaced and half-truths are retold, a new hierarchy emerges . . . Orwell's tale of propaganda, power and greed has never felt more pertinent. With an exciting new cover and inside illustrations by superstar Chris Mould.

The Last Man in Europe

By Dennis Glover
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1468315927
  • Total of Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
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April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four.Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, Orwell comes to see the book as his legacy—the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened. Completing the book is an urgent challenge, a race against death.In this masterful novel, Dennis Glover explores the creation of Orwell’s classic work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century, and is now again proving its unnerving relevance. Simultaneously a captivating drama, a unique literary excavation, and an unflinching portrait of a writer, The Last Man in Europe will change the way we understand both our enduringly Orwellian times and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell and Politics

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141913924
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: orwell-and-politics.pdf

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Including Animal Farm 'Orwell is the most influential political writer of the twentieth century' New York Review of Books Throughout his life George Orwell aimed, in his words, to make 'political writing into an art'. This collection brings together the best of his matchless political essays and journalism with his timeless satire on totalitarianism, Animal Farm. It includes articles on subjects from the corruption of language to the oppressive British Empire; his masterly wartime Socialist polemic, 'The Lion and the Unicorn'; a wry review of Mein Kampf; a defence of Nineteen Eighty-Four; and extracts from his controversial list of 'Crypto-Communists'. Together these works demonstrate Orwell's commitment to telling the truth, however unpalatable, and doing so with artistry and humanity. Edited by Peter Davison with an Introduction by Timothy Garton Ash

Orwell's England

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141926635
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: orwell-s-england.pdf

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Including The Road to Wigan Pier 'No one wrote better about the English character than Orwell' New York Review of Books Much of George Orwell's best writing, brought together in this collection, is concerned with his complex, often contradictory attitude to England. In the brilliantly perceptive The English People, he lists the national characteristics as 'suspicion of foreigners, sentimentality about animals, hypocrisy, exaggerated class distinctions and an obsession with sport'. The Road to Wigan Pier, his blistering account of poverty in the north of England, and many of his essays, attack what he called 'the most class-ridden country under the sun', while other writings here ruminate on the merits of cricket, gardening, roast dinners, pubs, tea and seaside postcards. Edited by Peter Davison with an Introduction by Ben Pimlott

The Warden

By Anthony Trollope
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775419037
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: the-warden.pdf

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The first of Anthony Trollope's works to receive widespread popular and critical acclaim, The Warden follows the career of Septimus Harding, the warden of an almshouse -- an early form of subsidized housing for the poor -- who is forced to adapt to looming social changes when a zealous young reformer comes on the scene. Confusion, crossed wires, and much hilarity ensue. A must-read for fans of witty social satire.

George Orwell and His Message

By Hasan Çakır
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  • Publisher : Eğitim Yayınevi
  • Book Code : 6054392697
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Education
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  • Pdf File: george-orwell-and-his-message.pdf

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In this book, you will find the critical examination of George orwell's six novels in terms of indispensable fictional elements and the appreciation of his succes in using such elements. In their respective order, the novels are in the examination: Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, To Keep the Aspidistra Flaying, Coming Up For Air, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm. The findings are explanied in a clear style. The examination is unique to texts, specific to the topics, informative to read and instructive to check the literary qyalities of the novels with pertinent page and chapter references.

George Orwell

By Mark Connelly
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476634548
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: george-orwell.pdf

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George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of the most influential authors in the English language. His landmark novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) have been translated into many foreign languages and inspired numerous stage and film adaptations. His well-known essays “A Hanging” and “Shooting an Elephant” are widely anthologized and often taught in college composition classes. The writer is credited with inventing the terms “Big Brother,” “thought crime,” “unperson” and “double think.” His name itself has become an adjective—“Orwellian.” Seventy years after its publication, Nineteen Eighty-Four remains very popular, its sales surging in an era of enhanced surveillance and media manipulation. This literary companion provides an extensive chronology and more than 175 entries about both his literary works and personal life. Also included are discussion questions and research topics, notable quotations by Orwell and an extensive bibliography of related sources.

1984

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Amaryllis - an imprint of Manjul Publishing House
  • Book Code : 9389647746
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 273
  • Pdf File: 1984.pdf

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1984 is considered a work of political prophecy that continues to grow more haunting as it becomes more real with every passing day. It was published seventy years ago. English political novelist George Orwell wrote this dystopian tale as a warning against totalitarianism that told us what the world would be without the freedom to think. It has now become one of the most significant novels of the 20th century. This novel tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives in a society that follows a totalitarian ideology propagated by the party. In this repressive world big brother controls everything, telescreens see everything, police helicopters circle overhead all the time, the thought police uncover every Act of betrayal, the Ministry of love deals in pain and despair, the Ministry of peace wages war and dissent is not tolerated in the mind. Despite all this, in his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. The terrifying glimpse into a future that Orwell gives us in 1984 where everyone is a slave to a tyrannical regime has made it perhaps the most influential book of the 20th century. With this special edition, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of this masterpiece.

1984

By George Orwell
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473581575
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: 1984.pdf

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THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." The year is 1984. War and revolution have left the world unrecognisable. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, is ruled by the Party, led by Big Brother. Mass surveillance is everything and The Thought Police ensure no individual thinking is allowed. Winston Smith works at The Ministry of Truth, carefully rewriting history. But Winston dreams of freedom, and of rebellion. It is here that he falls in love with Julia, and starts a secret, forbidden affair with her - but in this world nothing can be kept secret, and they are forced to face consequences more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined. A dystopian masterpiece, this is the powerful and prophetic novel that defined the twentieth century. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT HARRIS