Anglais Nineteen Eighty-Four: the Annotated Edition

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Biographical noteEric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.D. J. Taylor was born in Norwich in 1960. He is a novelist, critic and acclaimed biographer, whose Orwell: The Life won the Whitbread Biography prize in 2003. His most recent books are Kept: A Victorian Mystery (a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year), Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940, and the novels Ask Alice and At the Chime of a City Clock. Main descriptionThis is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times, 1984, now annotated for students with an introduction by D. J. Taylor.Ever since its publication in 1949, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today.


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  • Auteur(s)

    George Orwell

  • Éditeur

    Penguin Books

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Date de parution

    01/11/2012

  • EAN

    9780141391700

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Poids

    303 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

George Orwell

Gorge Orwell escaisnom d'Eric Arthur Blair nasquèt en 1903 e defuntèt en 1950. Foguèt cronicaire, critic literari e romancièr. Sas òbras mai conegudas son : Animal farm - ja tradusit en occitan - e 1984. Lo succès enòrme qu'an totjorn aqueles dos libres es tal que se parla de la societat Orwelliana per illustrar la societat de susvelhança de totes.

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