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1984
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation. Oceania's political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism (shortened to "Ingsoc" in Newspeak, the government's invented language that will replace English or Oldspeak) is enforced by the privileged, elite Inner Party. Via the "Thought Police," the Inner Party persecutes individualism and independent thinking, which are regarded as "thoughtcrimes." Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945."
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Billie84
1984 | George Orwell

‘ “The best books . . . are those that tell you what you know already

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Billie84

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past

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nibech
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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"Day 3: Book you Did Not Finish"

Sorry, Orwell. I tried really hard to like this book and get through it but I lost interest about 2/3 of the way through. I have a bookmark in it that's still holding my place but I don't think I'm going to go back to it any time soon.

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LucasHoltz
1984 | George Orwell

A good book. It is very interesting how much today's government relates to the one described in his book 1984.

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bodeae@lps.wels.net
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

A very interesting book. It makes you really think, and then even question every thought that you had! It can be hard to follow at some points but overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good book full of mystery, suspicion, and conspiracy.

rretzler One of my favorite books of all time. I did a paper on it my freshman year of college - 3 years before 1984. It's hard to believe so many years have passed since then. Unfortunately, sometimes the world seems to be getting closer to the book. 1mo
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@ksmith
1984 | George Orwell

Not really into it. I think it would have been a better read if I was more into the politics of today so that I could relate things and make comparisons. I wish it had had some rising action instead of just having books 1 & 2 be slow and then bam the climax in book 3. 6/10

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kopplin2022!
1984 | George Orwell
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I enjoyed reading this book because it opened my eyes to what any government could become if the citizens don't watch the government and those in charge.

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klange016
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

I liked this book and the mysteriousness of it, but I got bored during parts of it.

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hornja
1984 | George Orwell
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This book was very interesting and also applicable to today's society.

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bree2284
1984 | George Orwell

Didn't really understand the book, but was interesting

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hollyfluegge
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Got better towards the end, but I couldn't really get into it. Very confusing, not really my style. Definitely interesting the way he wrote it and how he came up with it. 5/10

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Lydiaschuch
1984 | George Orwell

I thought it was cool to read about what th author thought reality and our society was going to come to at that point in time, crazy to think that it still could as well.

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keira19
1984 | George Orwell
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1984 was a great book full of twists and turns it was confusing at sometimes but very interesting i would tell people to read the book if they want the sort of book they have to figure out the ending was sorta frustrating which made it feel like you spend the whole book working to solve the mystery but then the hero just looses.

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amback
1984 | George Orwell
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Book about a dystopian society in which the government has completely taken over and dictates its citizens in their actions and thoughts.

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hbivens
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

I read this book for Novel class and it was definitely an interesting book. Different than most books and not my favorite, but also not horrible.

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linaschroeder
1984 | George Orwell

This book was really eye-opening and a good warning for our modern world. It shows just how dangerous authority can be to citizens.

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emma.slayton
1984 | George Orwell

This book teaches you to hold onto your own opinions and fight for what you believe in.

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samdebruin05
1984 | George Orwell

It was a good book.

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alexanap
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

This book had me curious from beginning to end with a few surprises throughout. There were a couple long winded parts I didn't really care for though so I wouldn't say I would read it again.

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ellaburger
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

A dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian government which has stripped its inhabitants of every personal freedom, even freedom of thought. While it's not always the most fun to read because of concepts that are often depressing or disturbing, I would recommend it because it leads the reader to contemplate concepts that they maybe wouldn't have thought about otherwise.

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ella.brandt
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Very interesting. A little slow going. Makes you think.

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mohabben
1984 | George Orwell
Mehso-so

Dystopian novel about a world under complete government control

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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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This book was so well written that I really liked it, and although the ending didn‘t go as I wished, it was still a great ending. (It sounds weird now, but it sounded better in my head). I finished this book in my English Literature class because I was done with my test and I didn‘t even get to react because we needed silence, but I‘m pretty sure that my teacher saw me internally dying because of the smile that was sent my way. Anyways, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Fantastic graphic! 1mo
Sharv_Sona @BarbaraBB thank you! But this is not mine, I found it on Pinterest but there were no credits :( 1mo
BarbaraBB It‘s very fitting. And scary! 1mo
Reyzl Wonderful book. Disturbing. Remind me to tell you something about the Big Brother watching you in the hall. 1w
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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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Chrissyreadit I did not see your title just your quote- which has been seared into my brain since 1984 when I read the book in school. And had so many nightmares…. 1mo
Sharv_Sona @Chrissyreadit Aww... it‘s fine, I hope you did well later! 1mo
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Sharv_Sona
1984 | George Orwell
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Starting a new book!

Reyzl Impressive👏🏻 1w
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yoavshai
1984 | George Orwell
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 48.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Deejak
1984 | George Orwell
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Una lectura que si leíste de joven, DEBES volver a leerlo o si aún no lo lees, que sea tu siguiente lectura.
En verdad duele en el alma conforme vas leyéndolo .
Este libro te dará una cachetada de realidad, pero no solo te quedes con el dolor, debe ser un impulso para hacer una diferencia en los tiempos actuales. No solo es el miedo de lo predictivo, es el terror de que es algo cíclico.

#1984 #georgeorwell #libros

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Deejak
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DinoMom
1984 | George Orwell
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I probably have had a copy of this since 1984… but have yet to have read it. It has been a book that for years I have said I am going to read and then just never do. However, I have been inspired to actually pick it up and finally read it by #roaringwolf Sci FYI September challenge. It fits the Teleportation prompt of taking you to another time.

Here I go… finally reading this one! Thanks for the inspiration @Roary47 @Littlewolf1

Roary47 I enjoyed this one so much that I‘ve read it several times. Happy reading! 😊💛 3mo
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amvee
1984 | George Orwell
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I‘m glad I finally read George Orwell‘s 1984. I‘m still rattled over the stark parallels between the brutal totalitarian state of Oceania, and my current experience working for a large corporation. When Winston gets a good look at himself in that trifold mirror in Room 101, I sobbed.

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Kaarin
1984 | George Orwell
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I moved a lot when I was younger, so I have some knowledge gaps - including this book! It‘s referenced so frequently I knew a lot about it going in. But, it‘s brutal in a way I wasn‘t expecting, especially because it‘s assigned so frequently to teens. I‘m so glad to have finally read it.

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Wish the whole day could be like this…

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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This part. This part right here.

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell

For some reason he had always thought of wine as having an intensely sweet taste, like that of blackberry jam, and an immediate intoxicating effect. Actually, when he came to swallow it, the stuff was distinctly disappointing. The truth was that after years of gin drinking he could barely taste it.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Facts, at any rate, could not be kept hidden […] but the inner heart, whose workings were mysterious even to yourself, remained impregnable.

#currentlyreading #truth #life #love #fiction #novels #somuchyes #dystopia #bookblurbs #bookquotes

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bibliobliss
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell

“I don‘t mean confessing. Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn‘t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you—that would be the real betrayal.”

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #fiction #novels #dystopia #truth #love

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GinaKButler
1984 | George Orwell
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Some new pretties for my library! 😍😍😍

I‘m planning on reading 1984 and Their Eyes Were Watching God before the end of the year.

I‘m pretty sure Don Quixote will be one of my 2022 chunksters!

@Kelly326 @Amiable

Amiable I have mine planned for 2022, too! I‘m going to tackle 4mo
Kelly326 So pretty! 😍 4mo
Sleepswithbooks Beautiful!!! 4mo
marleed They are beautiful! 4mo
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radelyn
1984 | George Orwell
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Glad to have read it.

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sabyym
1984 | George Orwell
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It just make sense to read this book while I‘m still in awe of animal farm yes? In the last interview of George Orwell, the interviewer said ‘1984 is a terrifying masterpiece, so terrifying in fact that I don‘t think I‘d like to read anything like it‘ also the book is so pretty it should be a crime. I‘m psyched.

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QBub
1984 | George Orwell
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Even scarier than when I read it in high school (50+ years ago)

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AmyK1
1984 | George Orwell
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Amazingly, this was my first time reading this. I‘m not really sure what I think about it. As others have said, the world building is fantastic and one can see some parallels with our present time. I‘m glad I finally read it but doubt I will again.

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Cazxxx
1984 | George Orwell
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Reading this again as it seems very close to what‘s going on in Britain right now

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DarkPizza
1984 | George Orwell
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I read Animal Farm about 10 years ago, and found it to be a boring and heavy-handed extended metaphor. For this reason, I put 1984 off for too long, expecting it to be more of the same. However, it immediately sucked me in. The world-building is immersive and chilling, the plot is engaging, and the dark and difficult truths it presents about society and humanity are heartbreaking.

Final verdict: doubleplusgood.

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under.a.pile.of.books
1984 | George Orwell
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Wow!! This book's way ahead of its time!!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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wideeyedreader
1984 | George Orwell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really well-written, and I did find some parts far too similar to the real world, but I‘ve read more pertinent dystopias. A good book to read, though.

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Hannah_11
1984 | George Orwell
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Mind. Blown..
I can‘t believe I‘ve only just got round to reading this classic. Now I see why it is one of the greatest books of the 20th century. Some of the themes are still so current even now 70 years after it was written. Orwell was way ahead of his time. Genius!
#1984 #georgeorwell #summer #reading #pick

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feliciamccarey
1984 | George Orwell
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Giving this classic a second read.

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