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George Orwell
Great Britain: 1949. Facsimile. Good/Fine. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR: A NOVEL GEORGE ORWELL SECKER & WARBURG LONDON 1949 Rare first edition, first printing in facsimile wrapper. Stated at copyright: "First published 1949". Pallid green full cloth boards, red impressed spine titles, moderate shelf wear, some discoloration, toning. Pages very good, no writing. Red top-stain. Bind good; hinges intact. Preserved in facsimile of the original first state dark green dust wrapper; protected in new clear sleeve. Printed in Great Britain by the Alcuin Press, Welwyn Garden City, and bound by Key & Whiting, Ltd., London. Rare near good first edition in fine facsimile wrapper. Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950) pseudonymously George Orwell, composed this narrative message in 1948 and juxtaposed the numbers to 1984 as its time and place. The novel was first published in 1949 and he would pass the following January of 1950 at the age of 46. 1984 is the year in which it happened. The world is divided into three great powers, Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war. Britain is part of Oceania and is known as Airstrip 1. Throughout Ocieania, The Party rules through four ministries, whose power is absolute. The Ministry of Peace deals with war, the Ministry of Love, seat of the dreaded Thought Police, handles 'law and order,' the Ministry of Plenty deals in scarcities, and the Ministry of Truth doles out propaganda. 'New-speak' is the 'modern' perversion of language ordained by the Party. It has installed such remarkable words as double-think (duplicity in logic), t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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