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

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

Condition: Very Good


London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Publisher's pale green cloth with titles stamped in maroon on spine; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good with lean to spine. Cloth soiled, with spine faded and stained. Light foxing to textblock edges. The author's best-known work.

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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