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1984 A NOVEL

by GEORGE ORWELL

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 95
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 313 pages
  3. Date: 2010

ABOUT THIS BOOK

1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of ”negative utopia’ – a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions – a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

George Orwell (1903-1950) was the pen name of Eric Blair. He was born to Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel Limonzin as their second child in Motihari, Bengal (India) in 1903 where his father worked as a civil servant. He was taken to England at the age of one along with his mother and sister. After finishing his studies at Eton he joined The Indian Imperial Police at Burma (now Myanmer) as an assistant superintendent. Eventually his mounting dislike of imperial rule led him to resign from the post in 1928 and return to England. He was a confirmed anti-imperialist