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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four: Past, Present, and Future (Twayne's Masterwork Studies) Hardcover – 1 May 1989

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Describes the background of Nineteen Eighty-four, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception.

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1984, the story. 1 Jan. 2008
By Michael Valdivielso - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Patrick Reilly takes masterpieces and offers a critical reading of them. He takes 1984 and strips it down to the basic story. In other words, he treats it just like any other story, discussing the work, breaking down the work, as if you would do with any other story. To him, the story is about Jack the Giant Killer, but this Jack fails and fails big time, against a Giant who is smarter, more powerful and always two steps ahead. His insight and ideas on the work, approaching from the angle of pure fiction, did make for a very interesting read on the many issues and events within the book. A must for any fan of Orwell, his works or English classics in general.
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