Nineteen Eighty Four Book
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Nineteen Eighty Four

  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Date : 2021-01-09
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9783753145136

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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. 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, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. 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.

1984 Book
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  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 2013-09-03
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780547249643

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “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.

The Ministry of Truth Book
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The Ministry of Truth

  • Author : Dorian Lynskey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Date : 2019-06-04
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780385544061

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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.

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 1984 Book

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 1984

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1984
  • Category : Health facilities
  • Pages : 833
  • ISBN : UCR:31210012866610

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Urban Forestry  1984 May 1987 Book

Urban Forestry 1984 May 1987

  • Author : Jayne T. MacLean
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1987
  • Category : Urban forestry
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002954241Y

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Allocation of Resources in the Soviet Union and China  1984 Book

Allocation of Resources in the Soviet Union and China 1984

  • Author : United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on Priorities and Economy in Government
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1985
  • Category : China
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : PURD:32754077267262

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Bulletin Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1928
  • Category : Geology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P00234517Q

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The Handmaid s Tale Book
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The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Date : 2006-10-17
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780307264602

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A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Margaret Atwood is “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules. Like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Handmaid's Tale has endured not only as a literary landmark but as a warning of a possible future that is still chillingly relevant.

Glory Days Book

Glory Days

  • Author : L. Jon Wertheim
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Date : 2021
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781328637246

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A rollicking guided tour of one extraordinary summer, when some of the most pivotal and freakishly coincidental stories all collided and changed the way we think about modern sports The summer of 1984 was a watershed moment in the birth of modern sports when the nation watched Michael Jordan grow from college basketball player to professional athlete and star. That summer also saw ESPN's rise to media dominance as the country's premier sports network and the first modern, commercialized, profitable Olympics. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird's rivalry raged, Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe reigned in tennis, and Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon made pro wrestling a business, while Donald Trump pierced the national consciousness as a pro football team owner. It was an awakening in the sports world, a moment when sports began to morph into the market-savvy, sensationalized, moneyed, controversial, and wildly popular arena we know today. In the tradition of Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927, L. Jon Wertheim captures these 90 seminal days against the backdrop of the nostalgia-soaked 1980s, to show that this was the year we collectively traded in our ratty Converses for a pair of sleek, heavily branded, ingeniously marketed Nikes. This was the year that sports went big-time.

Holy Bible Book

Holy Bible

  • Author : Zondervan Publishing House
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2013-01-21
  • Category : Bibles
  • Pages : 1940
  • ISBN : 0310422884

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A reasonably priced, quality black hardcover pew and ministry Bible featuring a large 12-point font.

Nineteen Eighty Four Book
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Nineteen Eighty Four

  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2021-04-01
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780141992358

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The first ever graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell's timeless dystopia Winston Smith, an outwardly obedient citizen of Airstrip One, dreams secretly of truth and freedom - but his rebellion will come at a terrible cost. George Orwell's dark masterpiece has enthralled readers for over seventy years. Now the dystopian world of Big Brother, telescreens, the Thought Police and Room 101 is vividly brought to new life in this first ever graphic novel adaptation, illustrated by acclaimed artist Fido Nesti.