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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation. Oceania's political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism (shortened to "Ingsoc" in Newspeak, the government's invented language that will replace English or Oldspeak) is enforced by the privileged, elite Inner Party. Via the "Thought Police," the Inner Party persecutes individualism and independent thinking, which are regarded as "thoughtcrimes." Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945."
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abondbeyondblood
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

"Until they become conscious
they will never rebel,
and until after they have rebelled
they cannot become conscious."

This book still send chills down my spine when I think about it.

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TheEllieMo
1984 | George Orwell
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1984 probably seemed a long way off when this dystopian #Future was envisioned. Now the events in the book sometimes feel like reality.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Scochrane26 It scared me so much when I re-read it a few mths ago. 4d
Cinfhen I should probably reread this book!! But you know, #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 4d
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rwmg
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell


It is easy to see parallels between the world of 1984 and the world we see around us but ultimately I don't think the world of 1984 would be sustainable. Be that as it may, deservedly a classic.

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rwmg
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Sanctisubito
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Haha

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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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#bedsidetablebooks this morning

Hopefully I‘ll finish 1984 today and get started on The Moor‘s Account. The Light Fantastic is done but just hasn‘t made its way back to the bookshelf yet.

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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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Arrived at the pool early so I took the opportunity to finally get through the textbook section of 1984. Yikes.

#modernlibrarytop100

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twohectobooks
1984 | George Orwell
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#weekendreads
1️⃣ 1984 is a reread and also my next #modernlibrarytop100 book. Also finishing up The Light Fantastic.
2️⃣ Only one at the moment.
3️⃣ I‘m not sure I‘ve ever had a reading slump. If I‘m not in the mood to read I don‘t force myself. Not very helpful, I‘m afraid!

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karim_elhoshi
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

إن الولاء يعني انعدام التفكير ، بل يعني انعدام الحاجة إلى التفكير أيضا الولاء هو عدم الوعي

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LoverofLit
1984 | George Orwell
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Panpan

Unpopular opinion 😬 Don't take away my book lover cool kid card!
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book that inspired a common phrase or idiom

kricheal 😂😂😂 I love your review. I'll take 1984 but I'll give you back Station Eleven 😵(didn't hate it, just didn't see what was so great about it). 2mo
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Christinak
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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He knew that in the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in, day out, simply at tracking down and deleting from the press the names of people who had been vaporized and were therefore considered never to have existed. There was a certain #fitness in this, since her own husband had been vaporized a couple of years earlier.
#QuotsySep19
#BannedBook

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rsteve388
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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The older I get the more respect I have for this book. I dont think i was old enough to appreciate it when i read it in HS. As an adult however i am able to appreciate the nuance of this book and the sutle things that happen that make this book so realistic and scary. Like O'Brien and his role in the party.

An important read for our time.

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Gina
1984 | George Orwell
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The book 1984 by George Orwell was written in 1948. See what he did there!?!

DrawingSustenance Okay, I'm guilty! 2mo
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rsteve388
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell

So i started reading this book and had a brief moment of panic right around the time winston starts to question the realty of what the world was like before the party took power. Because my brain was like: Did i really read this in HS or do i just think i read it because everyone read it in HS?!! How come i dont remember anything about this book... And then i remember human memory is totally fallible and that might be a useful tatic.

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Great_andSudden_Change
1984 | George Orwell
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush

Day 2.

1984 is one of my all time favourites.
Seven covers for seven days. Tag whomever you please.

TrishB I have this copy, it‘s lovely ❤️ 2mo
Great_andSudden_Change @TrishB It is, I want to get the other dystopian classics in this edition 😁 2mo
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Jess861
1984 | George Orwell
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @RaimeyGallant

Hooked_on_books Nice! 2mo
Nute I like it! 2mo
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laur89
1984 | George Orwell
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zezeki 😂😂😂 2mo
TheEllieMo 😂😂😂😂 2mo
QuietlyLaura 😂👏 2mo
Whimsical.Curiosity 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Rieltalk
1984 | George Orwell
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Definitely an apt read for the present times, though don‘t hope for answers to questions it leads you to ask. The despair I felt when I finished the book was like biting into a grapefruit - though you expect the sourness, it still hits surprisingly hard, and it‘s so deliciously sweet.

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Sathwik
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Spectacular. The way Orwell gives us futuristic view on totalitarianism is marvelous. A must read for all politically motivated people.

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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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Sparklelovesbooks
1984 | George Orwell

This isn't really related to this book at all but more my experience of reading in general maybe. After I finish this book... hopefully by the end of the week...this will be my 8th book read this year. I know to some that is hardly anything but to me it's an accomplishment. It's one book per month when last year and the beginning of this year I was struggling to be able to even concentrate long enough to read a page. Yay for small accomplishments

TrishB It‘s all reading, doesn‘t matter how much. 3mo
rretzler Fantastic! I wish I could get my younger son to read that much! 3mo
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KathrynElise
1984 | George Orwell
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“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”.

Such a brilliant read. I was put off reading this after being forced to read ‘Animal Farm‘ in high school (I‘ve always resented being forced to read books not of my own choosing). Needless to say I‘m happy to have picked this up and forged ahead anyway. It is incredibly powerful, frighteningly insightful and so very relevant to our world today 👁

KathrynElise I also used this for my #popsugar19 ‘common phrase or idiom‘ prompt (I.e. “Big Brother”) 👍🏼 3mo
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Samjavidi
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

“If human equality is to be forever averted—if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently—then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.”
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake.”
“Power is not a means; it is an end. ....The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell
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I have forgotten a lot of this book over the years. I remembered big brother, being spied on, and vaguely the fact that Winston is tortured. This book is scary! I understand now why everyone has been referencing it in today‘s political climate.

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.”

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Scochrane26
1984 | George Orwell

1984 takes longer than I thought to read, but I‘ll finish up this morning. Between audiobook (I‘ll be there for you) and physical book, I read 4 hours yesterday. Not sure I like timing my reading.
#24b4monday #summersendreadathon @Clwojick
@ReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 I time my reading but tend not to think particularly about the time. 3mo
Clwojick To be honest, I just like any additional reason to list or chart, so I like timing simply so I can make fun little graphics 😼 3mo
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paulareadsallthetime
1984 | George Orwell
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Mehso-so

So scary to think of this actually happening!!

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GatheringBooks
1984 | George Orwell
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BarbaraBB Great illustration 😍 3mo
cathysaid Love it! Do you mind if I share on FB with credit to you? 3mo
GatheringBooks @cathysaid please feel free to share! glad you liked it! 🧚🏼‍♀️😘📚 3mo
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Swan_Pyae98
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Hello guys. I am still relatively new to the habit of reading but picked up this classic book. 😊 Now with more relevant than ever with authoritarian regimes like China and Russia. If you have any books that you would like to recommend, please do so!! Thank you!

TrishB What genres do you like? 3mo
Swan_Pyae98 Mystery, thrillers and non fiction. If you have any good books on your mind, pls do recommend! 3mo
thereadingowlvina I read quite a bit of non-fiction specifically forensics, medical, tru crime. I have some recommendations but not sure if that is something that interest you? 😊 3mo
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Swan_Pyae98 @thereadingowlvina please do share! I am currently studying medicine right now in 3rd year and i would also love to read non-fiction books regarding about forensics and medicine but don‘t really know where to start, I am afraid. 😅 thanks in advance!! ☺️ 3mo
thereadingowlvina @Swan_Pyae98 Oh cool! Well, here's the list: ➡️ Pandora's Lab (Paul A. Offit); ➡️ The Education Of A Coroner (John Bateson); ➡️ Stiff (Mary Roach); ➡️ Forensics & Fiction (D. P. Lyle M.D); ➡️ Death's Acre (Bill Bass); ➡️ Forensics (Val Mcdermid); ➡️ Blood, Bullets & Bones (Bridget Heos); ➡️ Blood Secrets (Rod Englert) 😁 3mo
Swan_Pyae98 @thereadingowlvina thank you!!! Will put them to my reading lists :) 3mo
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Momma_Jo
1984 | George Orwell

So I know that I have read this book before. I remember reading it. I remember parts of the book. I thought when I started it "it's been a while since I read a classic and I remember liking this one...".

It is not the time for this book. I thought it was and it is not. Kinda makes me sad that it's not holding my attention the way I felt it should. So I'm going to out it aside for now and look for something else.

tpixie That‘s ok. Sometimes we need/ like things more at different times of our lives 3mo
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Outofcontroltbr
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Finally lunchtime on this busy Monday in worklandia. Already starting my afternoon caffeine drink

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kelli7990
1984 | George Orwell
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I‘ve only read 2 books on this list.⁣ How many have you read? ⁣⁣

𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞‘𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭:⁣⁣
📚The Giver⁣⁣
📚Brave New World ⁣⁣
📚Feed⁣⁣
📚Animal Farm⁣⁣
📚Legend⁣⁣
📚The Maze Runner⁣⁣
📚Shatter Me⁣⁣
📚Fahrenheit 451⁣⁣
📚The Handmaid‘s Tale⁣⁣
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I‘ve read the first book in the Hunger Games Trilogy but I need to finish the second and third books in order to complete the series.

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Outofcontroltbr
1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Some light reading before bed

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Jazinator
1984 | George Orwell
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Book #57: Out of the four 100 Greatest Books lists, there are only a few books that appear on more than two lists. 1984 is one out of the few on multiple lists and I can understand why. 1984 is a very powerful novel dealing with possible totalitarian future society and how one might survive in such a society. The only problem I really had with this book...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2007/03/the-306-greatest-books-57-1984.html

#100greatestbooks

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Outofcontroltbr
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Finally home after working overtime and getting my husband from work time for some me time with my fur babies

Leftcoastzen Yay fur babies!😻 4mo
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she_isthe_arrow
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Big bro be watchin', yo.

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danibel
1984 | George Orwell
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Currently reading

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TheEllieMo
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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It was a bright cold day in April, and the #clocks were striking thirteen

#JulyColdPlay
@Eggs

Eggs Well done✅👏🏻🤗 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Does anyone else love Thug Notes book summaries & analyses? They're so good!!

https://youtu.be/zeMlOQsu2zM

LibrarianRyan Yes. They are awesome. 4mo
OrangeMooseReads I didn‘t know about this I will be watching later 👍🏼 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @OrangeMooseReads They have a bunch of different books too, mainly classics. Which is good cuz I don't always 'get' classics. 😆 4mo
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Jari-chan Thanks for sharing! This is really cool! 4mo
Liatrek Yes! I love watching these ❤️ 4mo
LauraJ Thug Notes is the best non-cat thing on YouTube! 4mo
Christine I do now - thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Booklover2
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Gave this a reread. In today‘s current climate, this is more horrifying than ever. It definitely meant more to me today than in my 20s.

SquidgetsRoom I read this is HS & wasn‘t a fan but, bought it not long ago for a reread as well. Thought maybe I‘d be better able to appreciate it now that the world is the way it is. 4mo
Booklover2 As an adult and current climate, I‘m sure you will appreciate it much more 4mo
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leticia.gomesc
1984 | George Orwell

pag 199,200 1984
pag 221 os 3 superestados
pag 225 e 226 vcomo usar a máquina e se a riqueza fosse distribuida equitativamente

229 objetivo do partido
pag 235 a guerra devora o excedente de bens e contribui para preservar a atmosfera mental que convém a uma sociedade hierárquica
pag 236 objetivo da guerra é manter intacta a estrutura social - guerra é paz.

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StayCurious
1984 | George Orwell
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#30junebooks @howjessreads I know a lot of people love this book, and I know that it‘s an important book, but this is one that I #DNF. It was just too miserable for me at the time.

melissanorr I had to read that twice - once in high school and once in college. I despised it both times. #unpopularopinion 5mo
IamIamIam Not all classics are what they're cracked up to be! I read this once & hated it. I prefer this as a commentary on society today: 5mo
ImperfectCJ I agree with @IamIamIam ... Fahrenheit 451 is so relevant, it's scary. My teen and I read it together recently and it seeded some interesting conversations. 5mo
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karim.yezza
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell

Hello world

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paramegan
1984 | George Orwell
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"INTP: science fiction" thanks @rretzler for sharing this bustle article that tells you what you enjoy reading based on your personality type. https://www.bustle.com/p/the-genre-of-book-you-need-to-be-reading-based-on-your-.... I always get INTP so I'm science fiction?? which I agree with as long as it's existential and along the lines of Orwell or ray Bradbury ?‍♀️ if only there was a category for vampire romance lol

rretzler Orwell and Bradbury are two of my favorite authors! I‘m stuck halfway between INTJ and INTP so I‘m with you on the SciFi and I love mysteries too. 5mo
paramegan @rretzler yes and psych thrillers ! 5mo
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TheEllieMo
Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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#30JuneBooks Day 33 #N

In my whole Goodreads history, I have only read 2 books beginning with N! That‘s the top 2; the rest are a random and eclectic selection of books in my Goodreads “to read” list

howjessreads How funny! I wonder how many I‘ve read. 5mo
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BrittyReadsBooks
1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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It seems like it took me forever to finish. But even though the journey was a bit longer, it was still a great trip! So much to think about and learn from.

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