1984 Author:George Orwell The year 1984 is finially upon us, and George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classis of "Negative Utopia" -- a startlingly original and powerful novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the las... more »t four words.
"Seldom has a book provided a greater wealth of symbols for its age and for the generations to follow, and seldom have literary symbols been invested with such power.
"None can deny its power, its hold on the imaginations of whole generations, nor the power of its admonitions, a power that seems to grow rather than lessen with the passage of time...1984 may not arrive on time, but theree's always 1985."
From the Special Preface to this new edition by Walter Cronkite.« less