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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

by ORWELL, George

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Secker & Warburg, London., 1949. Fourth printing, reset and with notice of Orwell's death on the dustwrapper. Octavo. 318 pages.Some spotting to endpapers. Cloth also spotted. Spine a bit faded. Very good in very good dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at the edges. The rear panel of the dustwrapper quotes from various tributes to Orwell after his death.

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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  "Prophetic "


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