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Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell
Edited by John Bowen

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198829195

304 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), George Orwell's final novel, was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

  • An introduction which draws on the very considerable amount of criticism, debate and controversy that the work has incited and takes a fresh and independent look at its distinctiveness and fictional success.
  • Explores the unsettling ways by which Orwell interweaves the story of its main characters with the book's political narrative through recurrent figures of emotional ambivalence, perversity and pliability, in the idiom of 'paranoid Gothic'.
  • Detailed explanatory notes provide essential explanatory social and historical context.

About the Author(s)

George Orwell

Edited by John Bowen, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, University of York

John Bowen is a Professor of English at the University of York. He has written widely on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century literature; his publications include Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit (OUP, 2000) and editions of Barnaby Rudge for Penguin and Trollope's Barchester Towers and Phineas Redux for Oxford World's Classics.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Explanatory Notes

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