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    George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984]. London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.

    First edition. Twelvemo. 312 pages.

    Publisher's green cloth with red lettering and decorations on spine. Moderate wear on the binding, including lightly bumped corners. Minor creases, small tears on the edges, including two closed tears of almost one inch, light abrasions to the spine, and minimal paper loss at the head and foot of the spine. Overall, a very good copy.

    British author George Orwell (1903-1950) was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India. He is best known for two anti-totalitarian novels, Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen-Eighty-Four (1949), which was published shortly before his untimely death from tuberculosis at age 46. Orwell originally titled his novel "Nineteen Eighty," but his illness prolonged the writing so much that it was changed to "Nineteen Eighty-Two," then finally to the famous title we know today. This first edition includes the green dust jacket (it was also published with a red variant).


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