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Literature: George Orwell's 1984

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Full Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel

  • When Written: 1945-49; outline written 1943

  • Where Written: Jura, Scotland

  • When Published: June 1949

  • Literary Period: Late Modernism

  • Genre: Novel / Satire / Parable

  • Setting: London in the year 1984

  • Climax: Winston is tortured in Room 101

  • Antagonist: O'Brien

  • Point of View: Third-person omniscient

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About George Orwell

Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India, in 1903, George Orwell, novelist, essayist and critic, went on to become best known for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.....

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