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The Ministry of Truth

The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

Dorian Lynskey

"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey's account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory."--George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high t...
Publish Date
2020
April 13
First Published in 2019
Goodreads rating
4.16
ISBN
9780525563723
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
May 30, 2019
The timing of this book is absolutely PERFECT - a biography of Orwell's 1984, explaining how Orwell made sense of a society that mirrors the present day to an alarming extent. You end it feeling you know what Orwell would make of 2019. Lovelovelove.      source