Nineteen Eighty-Four (BOK)

George Orwell

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'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' This is the opening sentence of the most influential novel of the twentieth century, in English or in any of the sixty or more other languages which boast a translation. "Nineteen Eighty-Four" has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. It is all these things, and more. Not only does the novel have a ferocious impact, it has also made an irreplaceable contribution to the language - Newspeak, Thought Police, Unperson and Doublethink are just a few of the concepts it introduced. "Nineteen Eighty-Four" proved to be Orwell's last book - the physical effort of typing up the final draft leading to his eventual collapse from the TB that had dogged his later years. He lived long enough to see it become an immediate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. This edition, with an introduction by the distinguished novelist Robert Harris, marks the sixtieth anniversary of this great work's publication.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter George Orwell
ISBN 9781846553288
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,7cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 518 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd