The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984
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New York : Doubleday, [2019].
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Book
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First American edition.
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9780385544054
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355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-332) and index.
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"1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history."--Amazon.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lynskey, D. (2019). The ministry of truth: the biography of George Orwell's 1984 (First American edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lynskey, Dorian. 2019. The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lynskey, Dorian. The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984 New York: Doubleday, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lynskey, Dorian. The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984 First American edition., Doubleday, 2019.

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