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Novels: 1984

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903 - 1950) - A concise summary of George Orwell's life and works. Discover what lead him to write his novels including Animal Farm and 1984,  from the BBC Historic figures website.

10 Reasons why the book 1984 still matters in 2015

Articles

The Message for Today in Orwell's 1984 - from the New York Times, published January 1, 1984

Freedom or Oppression? The Fear of Dystopia - from the British Library, author Mike Ashley considers how British, Russian and American writers created repressive imaginary worlds and totalitarian regimes in order to explore 20th-century political concerns.