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"Nineteen Eighty-Four" revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century's greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith's desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Orwell's masterpiece 1984 Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwells chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time. George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful. 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11014009007X
Book Description Penguin UK, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M014009007X