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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141919957
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Contains an introduction by Thomas Pynchon, as well as an accompanying appendix and explanatory footnotes.

A Nation of Sheep

A Nation of Sheep

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 194
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Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon

A Novel

  • Author: Arthur Koestler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439188459
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

Design as Art

Design as Art

  • Author: Bruno Munari
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920807
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 224
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How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as ‘the new Leonardo’. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children’s books, advertising, cars and chairs – these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.

Await Your Reply

Await Your Reply

  • Author: Dan Chaon
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345476034
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 348
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While Miles pursues elusive letters and clues in a perpetual search for his missing twin, Ryan struggles with the discovery that he is adopted, and Lucy finds her daring escape from her hometown posing unexpectedly dangerous consequences. By a National Book Award-nominated author. Reprint.

For Truth and Liberty

For Truth and Liberty

  • Author: Alex Petrin
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781497348042
  • Category:
  • Page: 156
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Soldiers of the General Series - Book II When strange rumors about the General infiltrate the camp, Isaac Silverton and his fellow soldier, Robert, have difficulty separating truth from lies... until it is too late. Isaac and Robert quickly find themselves ensnared by two separate, but equally oppressive, types of captivity. As their own attempts at liberty fail, they begin to lose hope. What can set them free?

1984

1984

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9781328869333
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, which is dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385721706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
  • View: 4637
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

I Belong to the Left

I Belong to the Left

1945

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Secker
  • ISBN: 9781846559440
  • Category:
  • Page: 502
  • View: 9651
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On 29 March 1945, Orwell's wife Eileen died, aged 39. Her last, long, very moving letters to her husband are printed here. Less than six months later the novel that she might be said to have nurtured and which gave Orwell world-wide fame, Animal Farm, was published. For a little over three months Orwell worked as a War Correspondent for the Observer and the Manchester Evening News. As well as 74 books specifically reviewed, many others were discussed briefly in essays and in her column 'As I Please'. 'Politics and the English Language', one of Orwell's most important essays, was immediately reprinted for journalists of the Observer and News of the World as a guide to good writing. His defence of P.G. Wodehouse, printed here, was written at a time when Wodehouse was still under a cloud. Essays and articles he wrote for the Observer, Manchester Evening News and Evening Standard are reprinted; correspondence shows he had written the first twelve pages of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Eileen's will and Orwell's first notes for his literary executor are also reproduced. Orwell kept a careful account of what he earned to assist in making his income tax return. Only one such record has survived (for 12 July 1943 to 31 December 1945) and it is reproduced here, fully annotated.

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141906022
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2805
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Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment.

George Orwell

George Orwell

Animal Farm-Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Author: Daniel Lea
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781840462548
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
  • View: 874
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In this Readers' Guide, Daniel Lea takes a decisive path through the maze of interpretations that has accumulated around Orwell's best-known novels, examining critical reactions from the beginning of the Cold War through to the collapse of Communist Eastern Europe, and at the same time placing Orwell within a long tradition of dystopian writings. In exploring the artistic, cultural and social contexts of Orwell's work, it is an essential resource for students and general readers alike.

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

  • Author: William Boyd
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307424853
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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William Boyd’s masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Penguin Complete Novels of George Orwell

The Penguin Complete Novels of George Orwell

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140182361
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 925
  • View: 3940
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Contains the complete novels of George Orwell - "Animal Farm", "Burmese Days", "A Clergyman's Daughter", "Coming up for Air", "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

George Orwell's 1984

George Orwell's 1984

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438114680
  • Category: Dystopias in literature
  • Page: 124
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Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.

The H.G. Wells Collection

The H.G. Wells Collection

  • Author: H.G. Wells
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1531257690
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents. H.G. Wells was a prominent British author who wrote a prolific amount of books and essays in different genres such as science fiction, history, and politics.Wells' most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The War of the Worlds The Time Machine The Invisible Man The Island of Doctor Moreau The Wonderful Visit When the Sleeper Wakes The First Men in the Moon The Sea Lady The Food of the Gods A Modern Utopia In the Days of the Comet The War in the Air Tono-Bungay The World Set Free The Wheels of Chance Love and Mr. Lewisham Kipps Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story The History of Mr. Polly The New Machiavelli Marriage The Passionate Friends The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman Boon Baelby: A Holiday The Research Magnificent Mr. Britling Sees it Through The Soul of a Bishop Joan and Peter The Undying Fire The Secret Places of the Heart SHORT STORIES: The Chronic Argonauts The Land Ironclads The Grisly Folk Select Conversations with an Uncle Tales of Space and Time (5 Short Stories) The Jilting of Jane and 24 Other Short Stories The Door in the Wall and 6 Other Short Stories The Stolen Body and 5 Other Short Stories ESSAYS: Certain Personal Matters Anticipations The Discovery of the Future Mankind in the Making This Misery of Boots The Future in America Socialism and the Family First and Last Things New Worlds for Old An Englishman Looks at the World The War that Will End War Scientific War The Elements of Reconstruction What is Coming? A Forecast of Things After the War God the Invisible King War and the Future In the Fourth Year The Idea of a League of Nations Russia in the Shadow The Salvaging of Civilization Washington and the Hope of Peace

Shooting an Elephant

Shooting an Elephant

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141912286
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 7895
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'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

The New Annotated Frankenstein

The New Annotated Frankenstein

  • Author: Mary Shelley
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing
  • ISBN: 087140950X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4870
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Two centuries after its original publication, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to vivid life in "what may very well be the best presentation of the novel" to date (Guillermo del Toro). "Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge," writes best-selling author Leslie S. Klinger in his foreword to The New Annotated Frankenstein. Despite its undeniable status as one of the most influential works of fiction ever written, Mary Shelley’s novel is often reductively dismissed as the wellspring for tacky monster films or as a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire. Now, two centuries after the first publication of Frankenstein, Klinger revives Shelley’s gothic masterpiece by reproducing her original text with the most lavishly illustrated and comprehensively annotated edition to date. Featuring over 200 illustrations and nearly 1,000 annotations, this sumptuous volume recaptures Shelley’s early nineteenth-century world with historical precision and imaginative breadth, tracing the social and political roots of the author’s revolutionary brand of Romanticism. Braiding together decades of scholarship with his own keen insights, Klinger recounts Frankenstein’s indelible contributions to the realms of science fiction, feminist theory, and modern intellectual history—not to mention film history and popular culture. The result of Klinger’s exhaustive research is a multifaceted portrait of one of Western literature’s most divinely gifted prodigies, a young novelist who defied her era’s restrictions on female ambitions by independently supporting herself and her children as a writer and editor. Born in a world of men in the midst of a political and an emerging industrial revolution, Shelley crafted a horror story that, beyond its incisive commentary on her own milieu, is widely recognized as the first work of science fiction. The daughter of a pioneering feminist and an Enlightenment philosopher, Shelley lived and wrote at the center of British Romanticism, the “exuberant, young movement” that rebelled against tradition and reason and "with a rebellious scream gave birth to a world of gods and monsters" (del Toro). Following his best-selling The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft and The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Klinger not only considers Shelley’s original 1818 text but, for the first time in any annotated volume, traces the effects of her significant revisions in the 1823 and 1831 editions. With an afterword by renowned literary scholar Anne K. Mellor, The New Annotated Frankenstein celebrates the prescient genius and undying legacy of the world’s "first truly modern myth." The New Annotated Frankenstein includes: Nearly 1,000 notes that provide information and historical context on every aspect of Frankenstein and of Mary Shelley’s life Over 200 illustrations, including original artwork from the 1831 edition and dozens of photographs of real-world locations that appear in the novel Extensive listings of films and theatrical adaptations An introduction by Guillermo del Toro and an afterword by Anne K. Mellor

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Restored Edition

  • Author: Anthony Burgess
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141970685
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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I Have Tried to Tell the Truth

I Have Tried to Tell the Truth

1943 - 1944

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Secker
  • ISBN: 9781846559488
  • Category:
  • Page: 534
  • View: 2400
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Orwell served as Literary Editor of Tribune from 29 November 1943 until he went to Continental Europe as War Correspondent for the Observer and the Manchester Evening News in mid February 1945. He continued to write for Tribune until 4 April 1947, when his eightieth 'As I Please' appeared. This column is now, in this edition, printed without cuts. In these thirteen months Orwell reviewed 86 books and he wrote essays on Twain, Smollett, Thackeray, and The Vicar of Wakefield. It was a period in which several important essays appeared, but perhaps the most intriguing is one that has previously neither been accredited to him nor reprinted: 'Can Socialists Be Happy?', written under the pseudonym, John Freeman. Four 'London Letters' were contributed to Partisan Review. The English People, though not publlished until 1947, is included in this volume. Although this was one of his books that Orwell did not want reprinted, it still reads well.

Essays

Essays

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141395463
  • Category: Essays
  • Page: 466
  • View: 1271
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These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art