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The Girl from the Fiction Department

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Absorbing and provocative, a biography of George Orwell's controversial second wife from the Whitbread Prize-winning author of Matisse the Master and Anthony Powell Just three months before his death, the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four took a new wife. Sonia Brownell was model for Julia in Orwell's most famous novel, she was fifteen years younger than her husband, and after his death she was hounded and pilloried as a manipulative gold-digger who would stop at nothing to keep control of the literary legacy. But the truth about Sonia was altogether different. Beautiful, intelligent and fiercely idealistic, she lived at the heart of London's literary and artistic scene before her marriage to Orwell changed her life for ever. Those who knew her - Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus - witnessed her great personal generosity. And yet, burdened with the almost impossible task of protecting Orwell's intellectual estate, Sonia's loyalty to her late husband brought her nothing but poverty and despair.

The Ministry of Truth

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Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020 'Fascinating . . . If you have even the slightest interest in Orwell or in the development of our culture, you should not miss this engrossing, enlightening book.' John Carey, Sunday Times George Orwell's 1984 has become a defining narrative of the modern world. Its cultural influence can be observed in some of the most notable creations of the past seventy years, from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to the reality TV landmark Big Brother, while ideas such as 'thought police', 'doublethink', and 'Newspeak' are ingrained in our language. The Ministry of Truth charts the life of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century and a work that is ever more relevant in this tumultuous era of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts'. Dorian Lynskey investigates the influences that came together in the writing of 1984 from Orwell's experiences in the Spanish Civil War and in wartime London to his fascination with utopian and dystopian fiction. Lynskey explores the phenomenon the novel became when it was first published in 1949 and the changing ways in which it has been read over the decades since, revealing how history can inform fiction and how fiction can influence history. 'Everything you wanted to know about 1984 but were too busy misusing the word "Orwellian" to ask.' Caitlin Moran

Nineteen Eighty Four

Author : George Orwell
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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.

Biography and Source Studies

Author : Frederick R. Karl
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In the years since Choice first reviewed Bass, calling it a provocative collection of essays and recommending it for all academic collections, the annual has more than fulfilled its editor's vision. An impressive array of biographers have explained the challenges of their craft while casting much light - sometimes amusing, always colorful and provocative - on their subjects. Young-Bruehl); Sylvia Plath (Edward Butscher); Doris Lessing (Carole Klein); Gertrude & Leo Srein (Brenda Wineapple); Edward Hopper (Gail Levin); Andre Breton (Mark Polizzotti); Ross Lockridge, Jr. (Larry Lockridge); Ernest Hemingway (Arthur Waldhorn); Susan Sontag (Carl Rollyson & Lisa Paddock); Betty Friedan (Judith Hennessee); James Herrior (Doug Munro); Buster Keaton, Woody Allen (Marion Meade); Dwight Macdonald (Michael Wreszin); Ira Nadel on Authorized Secrets and Theatrical Lives. of ideological, ethical, legal, feminist, and other cultural channels that affect the course of biography. Karl, himself a biographer of Kafka, Conrad, Faulkner, and George Eliot, adds significantly to the pursuit and understanding of his craft, while offering omnibus reviews of such undertakings as the Penguin Lives series. The promise continues.

The Penguin Complete Novels of George Orwell

Author : George Orwell
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The Complete Novels of George Orwell

Author : George Orwell
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This meticulously edited collection of "The Complete Novels of George Orwell" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Burmese Days – It is a tale from the waning days of British colonialism, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as a part of British India–a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj. A Clergyman's Daughter – It tells the story of Dorothy Hare, the clergyman's daughter of the title, whose life is turned upside down when she suffers an attack of amnesia. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – It is set in 1930s London. The main theme is Gordon Comstock's romantic ambition to defy worship of the money-god and status, and the dismal life that results. Coming Up for Air – Published shortly before the outbreak of World War II, it combines premonitions of the impending war with images of an idyllic Thames-side Edwardian era childhood. Animal Farm – It is an allegorical novel which reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. 1984 – It is a political and dystopian science-fiction novel set in Airstrip One, a province of the superstate Oceania. It is a mind-numbing world which in a state of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation.

Bust

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The Atlantic Monthly

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The arts tri-quarterly fiction, poetry, reportage reviews.

To be a Woman

Author : Carl Edmund Rollyson
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This biography of the film-maker, writer, and feminist Jill Craigie is an intimate portrait of an influential and charismatic woman. Craigie became the first woman to establish a national reputation in the documentary film field, most notably as a result of her 1944 film, Out of Chaos. After a four-year affair with MP Michael Foot, the couple married in 1949. As the women's movement grew in strength in Britain during the 60s and 70s, Craigie became an inspirational figure for many of its leaders and an active participant in many feminist causes. For this book, Carl Rollyson was given access to the archive in Foot's Hampstead home, which contains Craigie's research notes, drafts of her journalism and scripts, and her correspondence with an array of major historical figures, ranging from prime ministers to writers, film-makers and artists. He interviews Craigie's daughter Julie as well as a range of her surviving friends, and Michael Foot talks with frankness about his marriage, the strains which were placed upon it by his own infidelities, and his pride in having shared the life of so remarkable a woman.

New Statesman

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The Complete Works of George Orwell Nineteen eighty four

Author : George Orwell
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Orwell s Revenge

Author : Peter William Huber
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In alternating chapters of fiction and nonfiction, Huber turns the computer against Orwell's words, reimagining Orwell's 1984 from the computer's point of view, interpolating Huger's own explanations and arguments.

Anything But Love

Author : Elizabeth Hawes
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Literary News

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1984

Author : George Orwell
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CliffsNotes on Orwell s 1984

Author : Nikki Moustaki
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on 1984 introduces you to the modern world as imagined by George Orwell, a place where humans have no control over their own lives, where nearly every positive feeling is squelched, and where people live in misery, fear, and repression. Orwell's vision of the future may be grim, but your understanding of his novel can be bright thanks to detailed summaries and commentaries for every chapter. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

The Girl and Her Future

Author : Helen Christene Hoerle
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The Book Club Companion

Author : Diana Loevy
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A guide to creating and maintaining a reading group presents innovative ideas on how to enhance the book club experience, providing lists of ten key titles in a variety of literary genres, tips on special places for meetings, and drink and food recipes.