Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2021-01-09
Editor: epubli
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9783753145136
Language: en
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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

1984
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547249643
Language: en
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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

The Ministry of Truth
Author: Dorian Lynskey
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385544061
Language: en
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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

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 1984
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 833
ISBN: UCR:31210012866610
Language: en
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Urban Forestry 1984 May 1987

Urban Forestry  1984 May 1987
Author: Jayne T. MacLean
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 24
ISBN: MINN:31951002954241Y
Language: en
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Explanation of Technical Corrections to the Tax Reform Act of 1984 and Other Recent Tax Legislation

Explanation of Technical Corrections to the Tax Reform Act of 1984 and Other Recent Tax Legislation
Author: Anonim
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 235
ISBN: UCR:31210012285126
Language: en
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NASA Conference on Large Space Antenna Systems Technology 1984

NASA Conference on Large Space Antenna Systems Technology  1984
Author: Anonim
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 22
ISBN: WISC:89053271169
Language: en
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Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30 1984

Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30  1984
Author: United States. General Accounting Office
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 27
ISBN: UIUC:30112033987576
Language: en
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Allocation of Resources in the Soviet Union and China 1984

Allocation of Resources in the Soviet Union and China  1984
Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on Priorities and Economy in Government,United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on International Trade, Finance, and Security Economics
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 259
ISBN: PURD:32754077267262
Language: en
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Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P00234517Q
Language: en
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Impact of the Administration s Proposed Fiscal 1984 Budget on Arts Humanities and Museums

Impact of the Administration s Proposed Fiscal 1984 Budget on Arts  Humanities  and Museums
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 157
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045244899
Language: en
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The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Release: 2006
Editor: Everyman's Library
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780307264602
Language: en
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A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. 25,000 first printing.

Glory Days

Glory Days
Author: L. Jon Wertheim
Release: 2021
Editor: Mariner Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781328637246
Language: en
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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.

Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2021-04-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141992358
Language: en
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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.

Report on the World Health Situation

Report on the World Health Situation
Author: Anonim
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 664
ISBN: UCLA:L0061417911
Language: en
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My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf
Author: Thessaly La Force
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316225007
Language: en
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The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2021-01-07
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781529038224
Language: en
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Animal Farm is George Orwell’s brilliant political satire and allegorical fable about the corrupting effects of power. Published in 1945 it is, to this day, one of the most famous and influential works of fiction ever written. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer Jason Cowley. When the old Major, a highly respected white boar, gathers his fellow farm animals to preach about freedom, rebellion and the evils of man, he incites a revolution that has been brewing for years. The animals drive out their drunken farmer, Mr Jones and create their own society which promises equality for all. Two scheming pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, appoint themselves leaders and what begins as a supposedly equalitarian community descends into an increasingly violent and hierarchical society permeated by lies and corruption.

Holy Bible

Holy Bible
Author: Zondervan Publishing House,Zondervan
Release: 2013-01-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1940
ISBN: 0310422884
Language: en
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A reasonably priced, quality black hardcover pew and ministry Bible featuring a large 12-point font.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780345807199
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney
Release: 2014-02-13
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781408854518
Language: en
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You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.