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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Satire on dictatorship.

Editions:2234  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Fables, Satire, Fables

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1984 : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Eternal warfare is the price of bleak prosperity in this satire of totalitarian barbarism.

Editions:712  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Dystopias, Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

"When the animals at Manor Farm revolt against their master, Mr. Jones, their goal is to take over the farm and establish an ideal community based on hard work, honesty, and the equality of all animals. Guided by the memory of Old Major's utopian vision and the seven commandments, Animal Farm, as the animals have renamed it, briefly fulfills the ideal."--Container.

Editions:180  Date:1900 - 2014  Genre(s):Fables, Satire, Political fiction, Political fiction, Allegories

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Burmese days : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. U Po Kyin, however, succeeds and is admitted to the club. Racism and classism undergird the actions of the major characters. Kyin plans to redeem his life and cleanse his sins by financing pagodas. He dies of apoplexy before he can even start on building the first pagoda and his wife envisages him returning to life as a frog or rat. --modified slightly from www.wikipedia.com.

Editions:341  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Reference works, Reference works, Autobiographical fiction

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Down and out in Paris and London : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

The adventures of a broke British writer as he works as a dishwasher in Paris and stays in homeless shelters in London.

Editions:380  Date:1933 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographies, Autobiographies, History

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1984

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent -- even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101.

Editions:150  Date:1948 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Dystopias, Dystopian fiction

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Keep the aspidistra flying

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Gordon Comstock refuses to be corrupted by the world around him and chooses a low paying job and a life of poverty over prosperity and family responsibilities; however, the more he struggles against the money god, the more he realizes that it is a futile journey.

Editions:231  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Satire, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Love stories

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Coming up for air

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

Editions:279  Date:1938 - 2018  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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George Orwell's 1984

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

A criticism of Orwell's nightmare vision of the future in a totalitarian world.

Editions:38  Date:1987 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Criticism, interpretation, etc

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1984

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Winston Smith lives in a society where the goverment controls people every second of the day. He fights this world with love. But it's dangerous: love for another person can be punished by death - and Big Brother is always watching. Orwell's classic story shows that there is no freedom unless ideas and beliefs can be questioned. This is a true today as when it was written, more than fifty years ago.

Editions:608  Date:1900 - 2026  Genre(s):Political fiction, Dystopias, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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