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Written by: George Orwell

Type of Work: novel

Genre: utopian literature; social criticism

Main Characters: Winston Smith; Julia; O'Brien

First Published: 1949

Setting: Oceania

The three most important aspects of 1984:

  • The setting of 1984 is a dystopia...
  • The year that gives the book its title was almost forty...
  • Orwell believed that, without a word or words...

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In Orwell's 1984, what does the opening sentence suggest about the book?

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