by George Orwell
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First Edition (Above - Left)
Published by Secker and Warburg (London) on 8 June 1949. Edition of 25,575 copies. Imprint states: "First published 1949". Binding: Green calico-textured cloth on boards. Dustjackets printed in both red and green versions. Wrap-around-band included on copies that were sold as the Evening Standard's "Book of the Month".
First American Edition (Above - Right)
Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company (New York) on 13 June 1949. Edition of 20,000 copies. Imprint states: "First American Edition". Binding: Grey calico cloth on boards. Followed by a "Book of the Month Club" edition which sold 190,000 copies by March 1952.
Background information for 1984
Quotes from 1984
Character profiles for 1984
What is a dystopia?
What is newspeak?
What is thoughtcrime?
What is doublethink?
What does the phrase "two plus two makes five" mean?
Bye-Bye, Big Brother
The Hell of Nineteen Eighty-Four
Big brother a reality on Orwell's 100th birthday
Hope Begins in the Dark: Re-reading Nineteen Eighty-Four
Image: Opening paragraph from the manuscript of 1984