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Old 04-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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1984 by george orwell - i've had this one for while in dead tree format. i believe it's available ( at least in epub ) on MR here. does that count?

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes written 1984) is a 1949 dystopian novel written by George Orwell, about an oligarchical, collectivist society. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control. The individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and reconversion.
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