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A book cover for 1984 by George Orwell

A book cover for 1984 by George Orwell

Excerpt from 1984 - Review of Nineteen Eighty-Four by  James Topham, from About.com    

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell is a classic dystopian novel--a eerily prescient of the state of modern society. Written by a liberal and fair-minded socialist soon after the end of the second world war, 1984 describes the future in a totalitarian state where thoughts and actions are minutely monitored and controlled. Orwell gives us a drab, empty, over-politicized world. With the passionate individualism of the central character, revolt is a very real danger.

Link to the full article: http://classiclit.about.com/od/nineteeneightyfour/fr/aa_nineteen.htm

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