George Orwell 1984

‘1984’ 33 Years On

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This is the latest in a series of blog posts that looks at George Orwell’s book from ever-lengthening perspectives. There are always two dates to mention when dealing with George Orwell’s masterwork – the year of its publication (1949) and the year in its title. Orwell inverted the title as he was writing it, but […]

At Last The 1984 Show

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Sales of the George Orwell novel have unsurprisingly risen in the last few months, along with Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ and other grim dystopian novels, most of which saw the rise of totalitarian states, but in entirely the wrong way; nobody imagined that we’d reach it with our own complicity, via votes. Growing up in […]