14 Facts About Nineteen Eighty-Four


Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale written by the English writer George Orwell.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four expresses his dissent by writing in a diary and later enters into a forbidden relationship with his colleague Julia and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four secretly opposes the Party's rule and dreams of rebellion, despite knowing that he is already a "thought-criminal" and is likely to be caught one day.

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None of the war news in Nineteen Eighty-Four can be in any way trusted as a report of something which actually happened.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is ostensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power "for its own sake" over the inhabitants.

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One of the most notable themes in Nineteen Eighty-Four is censorship, especially in the Ministry of Truth, where photographs and public archives are manipulated to rid them of "unpersons".

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Nineteen Eighty-Four uses themes from life in the Soviet Union and wartime life in Great Britain as sources for many of its motifs.

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Orwell sold the American stage rights to Sheldon, explaining that his basic goal with Nineteen Eighty-Four was imagining the consequences of Stalinist government ruling British society:.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a cautionary tale about revolution betrayed by totalitarian defenders previously proposed in Homage to Catalonia and Animal Farm (1945), while Coming Up for Air (1939) celebrates the personal and political freedoms lost in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

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References to the themes, concepts and plot of Nineteen Eighty-Four have appeared frequently in other works, especially in popular music and video entertainment.

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Sales of Nineteen Eighty-Four increased by up to seven times within the first week of the 2013 mass surveillance leaks.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four was number three on the list of "Top Check Outs Of All Time" by the New York Public Library.

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In October 1949, after reading Nineteen Eighty-Four, Huxley sent a letter to Orwell in which he argued that it would be more efficient for rulers to stay in power by the softer touch by allowing citizens to seek pleasure to control them rather than use brute force.

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