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1984, a masterpiece novel crafted by the renowned author George Orwell, plunges you into a dystopian world where Big Brother is always watching. Published by Penguin Books Ltd in 2008, this classic piece of literature transcends the boundaries of time and continues to resonate with readers across the globe. The genre of this book is dystopian and political fiction, and it serves as a warning about the perils of a totalitarian regime. Orwell's genius lies in his ability to create a chillingly realistic world that mirrors the darker aspects of our society. With 1984, Orwell has cemented his place as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. This book is a must-read for anyone who appreciates thought-provoking literature. Published by Penguin Books Ltd, it's a testament to their commitment to bringing quality literature to readers everywhere.
Genudgivelse med forord af Per Stig Møller. Uhyggelig realistisk skildring af et fremtidssamfund, hvor tre superstater har delt verden mellem sig. Winston Smith lever i Oceanien, som beherskes af "partiet", der med Store Broder i spidsen kontrollerer alt - selv tanker lader sig pejle. Alligevel har Winston forbudte tanker, og han kommer i kontakt med andre oprørere, bl.a. pigen Julia, som han forelsker sig i, hvilket i øvrigt også er forbudt.
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges . . . Animal Farm the history of a rebellion that went wrong is George Orwell s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
George Orwells klassiker nyoversat for første gang siden den oprindelige udgivelse i 1949. "Den, der kontrollerer fortiden,kontrollerer fremtiden;den, der kontrollerer nutiden,kontrollerer fortiden." Alt hvad du tænker og gør, registreres og rapporteres til Tankepolitiet. Det er år 1984. Winston Smith bor i Oceanien, hvor Partiet og den allestedsnærværende Big Brother overvåger borgerne ned til mindste detalje. Winston arbejder i Ministeriet for Sandhed, hvor han redigerer gamle dokumenter og aviser, så historien altid fremstår i overensstemmelse med Partiets sandhed. Men Winston længes efter frihed, og han opdager hurtigt, at den trang er livsfarlig.?1984 er et stærkt forsvar for tankens frihed, og George Orwells dystopi er mere aktuel end nogensinde.
Anført af grisene gør dyrene på Grevefarmen oprør mod deres forsumpede herre og opretter et strengt socialistisk samfund. Det varer imidlertid ikke længe, før grisen Snowball må overlade magten til Napoleon, som indfører et terrorregime ved hjælp af sin hundelivvagt og gør grisene til den herskende overklasse.
Animal Farm is a captivating novel penned by the renowned author, George Orwell. This particular edition was published in 2021 by Wordsworth Editions Ltd. The book belongs to the genre of allegorical and dystopian literature. Animal Farm is a symbolic representation of the corruption of power and the consequences of absolute authority. Orwell, through his skillful storytelling, portrays the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. However, their dreams are shattered as the pigs, who are the most intelligent animals on the farm, start to take control and change the society's structure, leading to devastating results. This book is a must-read for those who enjoy thought-provoking literature that reflects on society and politics. Don't miss out on this masterpiece from Wordsworth Editions Ltd.
One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World''Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' 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.George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is a compelling dystopian novel that was republished by Wordsworth Editions Ltd in 2021. This book explores the genre of dystopian and political fiction, presenting a chilling depiction of a totalitarian regime and the life of its citizens. Orwell's masterful storytelling and unique narrative style have made this book a classic in literature. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the depths of human nature, power, and freedom. Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, this edition is a great addition to any book collection.
'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.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. When the animals overthrow the oppressive Mr. Jones, they think their problems are over, but in Orwell's great indictment of the Russian Revolution, they find that power corrupts and they have merely swapped one form of tyranny for another.
Dyregården er en helt ny oversættelse af George Orwells verdensberømte roman Animal Farm - nyoversat for første gang siden den oprindelige udgivelse på dansk med titlen Kammerat Napoleon fra 1947.Under ledelse af grisene gør de undertrykte og overbebyrdede dyr på Herregården oprør mod gårdens dovne og fordrukne ejer Mr. Jones og fordriver ham fra gården. De grundlægger en ny filosofi, som de kalder animalisme, og de får deres egen kampsang. Herregården bliver omdøbt til Dyregården, og dyrene forestiller sig, at det er begyndelsen til et nyt liv bygget på frihed og lighed. Men gradvis etableres der en snu og hensynsløs elite af de intellektuelt overlegne grise ledet af den brutale gris Napoleon. Og de oprindelige idealistiske syv bud reduceres til ét bud: Alle dyr er lige, men nogle dyr er mere lige end andre. Dyregården er en grum og vittig politisk satire skrevet i fablens form rettet mod Stalins brutale diktatur i Sovjetunionen, og flere af bogens karakterer kan kobles til historiske personer. Et bidende skarpt eventyr for voksne, som gengiver udviklingen fra revolution mod tyranni til et lige så frygteligt totalitært styre. Budskabet er stadig helt aktuelt, og bogen optræder fortsat på lister over de bedste og mest populære bøger."… den lystigste parodi på det kommunistiske Rusland, som er skrevet, lige så hvas som vittig." – Hakon Stangerup"Det er en bog, der er så vittig i sin skildring af det Stalinistiske Rusland, at vittigheden får langt videre sigte. … den mest aktuelle, den morsomste og den mest realistiske bog fra vore dage." – Jens Kruuse
One of the most influential books of the twentieth century gets the graphic treatment in this first-ever adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.War is Peace * Freedom is Slavery * Ignorance is Strength In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith 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, 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. With evocative, immersive art from Fido Nesti, this vision of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece provides a new perspective for longtime fans but is also an accessible entry point for young readers and adults who have yet to discover the iconic story that is still so relevant today.
The international bestselling classic from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The eighth volume in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GEORGE ORWELL,edited by Peter Davison,incorporates all Orwell's many textual changes and restores his original intentions where these have been obscured.Unavailable for 3 years.
'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Antony BeevorEvery line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the vicious treachery of his supposed allies.A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia includes an introduction by Julian Symons.
Introducing 'The Classic George Orwell Collection', a remarkable anthology penned by the legendary author, George Orwell. This collection encapsulates the essence of Orwell's literary genius, offering readers an immersive journey into his unique narrative style. The author's profound insights into society and human nature are vividly portrayed in this compilation, making it a must-have for any avid reader. Published in November 2021, this collection is a testament to Orwell's timeless appeal, resonating with modern readers despite the passing of decades. The genre of this book is difficult to pin down, as it traverses multiple themes and subjects, reflecting the depth and diversity of Orwell's writing. This collection is brought to you by Arcturus Publishing Ltd, a renowned publisher known for curating high-quality literary works. This book is written in English, ensuring a wide reach to Orwell's global fanbase. Dive into 'The Classic George Orwell Collection' and discover the enduring charm of Orwell's literary world.
Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War. It was the last and most mature of Orwell's documentary books.
'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'H tel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.Includes an introduction by Dervla Murphy, as well as definitive footnotes assigned to Orwell.
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.
Animal Farm is regarded in the literary field as one of the most famous satirical allegories of Soviet totalitarianism. Orwell based the book on events up to and during Joseph Stalins regime. Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.The plot is an allegory in which the pigs in a farm play the role of the Bolshevik revolutionaries and overthrow and oust the human owners of the farm, setting it up as a commune in which, at first, all animals are equal. The other characters have their parallels in the real world, but care should be taken with these comparisons as they do not always match history exactly and often simply represent generalised concepts.The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell (19031950), was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922-1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1937. He was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat. Orwell and his wife were accused of Rabid Trotskyism and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938. However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England. Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC. In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left-wing magazine. He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet and writer of fiction, and considered perhaps the twentieth centurys best chronicler of English culture. Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945)they have together sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author. His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, are widely acclaimed. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
Världen plågas av kriget mellan de tre stormaktstaterna Eurasien, Ostasien och Oceanien. Kriget är konstant pågående och via tv-skärmar får befolkningen löpande information om framgångar och förluster, om fiender och allierade. Befolkningen i det som tidigare kallades England bevakas oavbrutet, i sina hem och var de än går. Minsta övertramp kan leda till fruktansvärda konsekvenser. På skärmar överallt visas bilden av Storebror, Oceaniens ledare, och partiets valspråk: Krig är fred, frihet är slaveri och okunnighet är styrka ... Klassikern "1984" publicerades för första gången 1949 och är en ständigt relevant reflektion kring konceptet med övervakningssamhällen. Eric Arthur Blair, mer känd under namnet George Orwell, var en brittisk författare och journalist som levde 1903-1950. Han är främst känd för sina verk "Djurens gård" och "1984", två verk som kännetecknas av Orwells medvetenhet om social rättvisa och starka motstånd till totalitarism. Hans kulturella inflytande, både inom politik och populärkultur, ger sig till känna än idag.
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.Includes explanatory notes on the etymology of the language 'Newspeak'.
A biting satire on dictatorship written during the Second World War and published in 1945, ANIMAL FARM is perhaps the most celebrated twentieth-century English satire after the same writer's NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.
Nyoversættelse af Rasmus Hastrup som også nyoversatte George Orwells 1984.Dyrene på mr. Jones gård gør oprør og overtager magten. I spidsen står grisene med filosofien om, at alle dyr skal være lige, men efterhånden som tiden går, korrumperes både grisene og resten af gården, og snart er det ikke muligt at skelne mellem dyr og menneske.Animal Farm udkom for første gang på dansk i 1947 under titel Kammerat Napoleon og er kendt som en satirisk allegori over det Sovjetiske styre og Stalin. Det er en evigaktuel roman om de paradoksale menneskelige behov for frihed og magt, og faren ved politisk totalitarisme.
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Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence. This edition is enriched by an extensive critical apparatus, notes and extra reading material.