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The Resource 1984

1984

Label
1984
Title
1984
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Title variation
Nineteen eighty-four
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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048209
Cataloging source
HCO
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1903-1950
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Orwell, George
Index
no index present
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1090
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
1984
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa1bc9d4-f84d-49a8-a6d8-0cf91b00314d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547249643
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1984
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa1bc9d4-f84d-49a8-a6d8-0cf91b00314d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547249643
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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