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Nineteen Eighty-four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript

Nineteen Eighty-four: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript
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  • Seller:M & S Press, Inc.
  • Sales Rank:9,532,832
  • Format:Facsimile
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Facsimile edition
  • Pages:371
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2
  • Publication Date:July 2, 1984
  • ISBN:043635022X
  • EAN:9780436350221
  • ASIN:043635022X
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Synopsis
This is the only major Orwell holograph manuscript to survive, and contains almost one-half of the final published book. Peter Davison's masterful transcript on facing pages allows a line-for-line reference to the original blue colored text.
Amazon.com Review
Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life--the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.

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