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Nineteen Eighty-Four. by  George Orwell - First Edition - 1949 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 114188)

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four.

by Orwell, George

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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First edition of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some toning to the spine, contemporary bookplate to the pastedown. Jacket design by Michael Kennard. Written while Orwell suffered severely from tuberculosis and published shortly before the disease claimed his life, the novel is a work "of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity... nightmarish in the telling" (Clute & Nicholls, 896). In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Named as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the twentieth century. "It is quite simply a novel which has changed the world" (Pringle, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels 1). Fenwick A12a. Connolly 99. Anatomy of Wonder II:838. 100 Most Influential Books 93.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth century. Originally published on June 8, 1949 by Secker and Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character, Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's real name was Eric Blair. -

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
114188
Title
Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Author
Orwell, George
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Secker & Warburg
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1949
Keywords
1984 orwell first edition, George Orwell First Edition, Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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