First printing of the unmatched dystopic vision of totalitarian control.
"You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him: you must love him."
An uncomfortable and unforgiving classic: in John Clute's words, "a book of hectic, devilish, claustrophobic intensity." More than a mere prediction of brutal governmental control, Orwell's NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR is a ruthlessly coherent argument about what precisely such control must mean, and what it must destroy in order to dominate a people: what interior human freedoms of thought, language, and desire its subjects must, willingly or unwillingly, be induced to give up. A lovely copy in the original dust jacket.
Read more: Lynskey, The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984; Clute, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. 7'' x 5''. Original pale green cloth with red lettering. Original unclipped (10s) green dust jacket, designed by Michael Kennard. Red topstain. 312pp. Ownership signatures to front free endpaper. Fading and light wear to boards at extremities; spine slightly cocked. Mild wear and very slight chipping to jacket corners and spine extremities, with one small closed tear to lower edge.
Very good plus in like jacket.
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