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1984

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1984
First published in 1948, The present book 1984 is a dystopian novel by prominent twentieth century novelist, essayist and social critique Eric Arthur Blair under his popular pseudonym George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip one, a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation. The superstate and its residents are dictated to by a political regime euphemistically named English socialism, shortened to ‘Ingsoc’ in Newspeak, the government’s invented language. The superstate is under the control of the privileged elite of the inner party, a party and government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as ‘thought-crime’, which is enforced by the ‘thought police’. this novel, in a way, criticizes the forced implement of the colonial thought system and life onto various colonies by the great Britain.

Animal Farm - George Orwell

release date: Jun 16, 2021
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Animal Farm - George Orwell
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.In 1945, George Orwell, called the conscience of his generation, created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwells masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. In this fully authorized edition, the artist Odyr translates the world and message of Animal Farm into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Snowball, Boxer, and all the animals of Animal Farm come to life in this newly envisaged classic. From his individual brushstrokes to the freedom of his page design, Odyrs adaptation seamlessly moves between satire and fable and will appeal to all ages, just as Orwell intended.

Facing Unpleasant Facts

release date: Oct 14, 2009
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Facing Unpleasant Facts
Essays by the author of 1984 on topics from “remembrances of working in a bookshop [to] recollections of fighting in the Spanish Civil War” (Publishers Weekly). George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived. “As soon as he began to write something,” comments George Packer in his foreword, “it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge—in short, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent.” Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell’s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as “Shooting an Elephant” with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell’s boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. “Best known for his late-career classics Animal Farm and 1984, George Orwell—who used his given name, Eric Blair, in the earliest pieces of this collection aimed at the aficionado as well as the general reader—was above all a polemicist of the first rank. Organized chronologically, from 1931 through the late 1940s, these in-your-face writings showcase the power of this literary form.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Politics and the English Language

release date: Jan 01, 2021
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Politics and the English Language
George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Politics and the English Language, the second in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell takes aim at the language used in politics, which, he says, ‘is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind’. In an age where the language used in politics is constantly under the microscope, Orwell’s Politics and the English Language is just as relevant today, and gives the reader a vital understanding of the tactics at play. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

Nineteen Eighty-Four

release date: Aug 08, 2021
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell - The essential backstory to the creation and meaning of George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the most important books of the 20th centuryand now the 21stSince its publication more than 70 years ago, George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectual identities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch a reality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of alternative facts. The world we live in is often described as an Orwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions of privacy.On Nineteen Eighty-Four dives deep into Orwells life to chart his earlier writings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boarding school, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of Big Brother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scotland Island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish the novel. Published during the Cold Wara term Orwell coinedTaylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines Nineteen Eighty-Fours post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government.In a current climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and critical thinking are contentious, Orwells work is necessary. Written with resonant and reflective analysis, On Nineteen Eighty-Four is both brilliant and remarkably timely.

Why I Write

release date: Jan 01, 2021
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Why I Write
George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

Collected Essays

release date: Oct 13, 2021
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Collected Essays
Collected Essays George Orwell - Essays by the brilliant, indispensable George Orwell from 1943 to 1945. Even many decades after his death, the more we read of Orwell, the more clearly we can think about our world and ourselves.

Animal Farm

release date: Feb 02, 2021
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Animal Farm
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. It's just an ordinary farm - until the animals revolt. They get rid of the irresponsible farmer. The other animals are sure that life is improving, but as systems are replaced and half-truths are retold, a new hierarchy emerges . . . Orwell's tale of propaganda, power and greed has never felt more pertinent. With an exciting new cover and inside illustrations by superstar Chris Mould.

1984 and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

release date: Nov 10, 2021
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1984 and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
1984 George Orwell is the pen name of the author, Eric Arthur Blair. He was an English essayist, novelist, journalist and critic. His writings are based on social criticism, anti-Fascism, anarchism. The story behind its title is also very interesting, when Orwell finished this novel in 1948, this title was chosen simply as the inversion of this year. So, at last, in the story, there is a celebration of massive victory of Okeanias over Eurasian armies in Africa. Also, Winston accepted that he loves Big Brother. How this happened What were the circumstances Winston refused to love Julia How this political storm took place For all, the story reveals step by step in an interesting manner. A mind-blowing novel of that time and forever. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain, the author was an American Writer & Humorist. His Original name is Samuel Longhorne Clemens. Mark Twain is the pen name. His notable works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In his credit, there are 28 books and numerous Sketches & Short stories. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer came out in 1869. It features one of the best-loved characters in American fiction. Mark Twains famous short stories are: The War Prayer, A Dogs Tale, Eves Diary, A Ghost Story, Luck, Advice to little Girls, Cannibalism in the Cars and lot many This novel is about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer has several adventures, after with his friend Huckleberry Finn.

Homage to Catalonia

release date: Aug 02, 2021
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Homage to Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell - A National Review Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Century One of Orwells very best books and perhaps the best book that exists on the Spanish Civil War.The New Yorker In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participantas a member of the Workers Party of Marxist Unity. Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trencheswith a democratic army composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weaponsand his near fatal wounding. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles. Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called the wintry conscience of a generation, Homage to Catalonia is both Orwells memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwells views on the Spanish Civil War. No one except George Orwell . . . made the violence and self-dramatization of Spain so burning and terrible. Alfred Kazin, New York Times A wise book, one that once read will never be forgotten.Chicago Sunday Tribune
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