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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

by Orwell, George [pseud of Eric Blair]

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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. Pale green cloth, lettered in red. Spine sunned and slightly cocked, a few small spots to cloth, ink ownership initials on front free endsheet, but a good, sound copy, without dust jacket. First edition, first printing (one of 25,575 copies thus). FENWICK A.12.a. MODERN MOVEMENT 99.

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




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On Jun 18 2018, said:
  "Prophetic "


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