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Nineteen Eighty-Four. by  George Orwell - First Edition - 1949 - from Raptis Rare Books and Biblio.com

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

by Orwell, George

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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Jacket design by Michael Kennard. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell. A nice example. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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.


  • Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 98642
  • Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • Author: Orwell, George
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Secker & Warburg
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1949
  • Keywords: 1984 orwell first edition, George Orwell First Edition, Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell First Edition


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