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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] by George Orwell - First - 1949 - from Fine Book Cellar ABA IOBA PBFA and Biblio.com

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]

by George Orwell

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


First edition, first impression (Secker & Warburg, 1949).

Publisher's original green cloth with red lettering to spine. Very slight spine slant with a touch of fading to spine head. Boards and contents nice and clean and free from inscriptions with red top-stain still present. The original green dust jacket is lovely and bright and unfaded with no restoration work. A little bit of loss to spine head and top corner of upper panel; a few closed tears to edges and small chips to corners with a touch of occasional rubbing here and there.

A very nice copy indeed of an iconic work of dystopian political fiction.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth century. Originally published on June 8, 1949 by Secker and Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character, Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's real name was Eric Blair. - Read more: Identifying first editions of Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]




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On Jun 18 2018, said:
  "Prophetic "

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