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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
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Published Reviews
  1. [+]
    Introduction (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Reason, December 1993, p. 33
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    Doublethinking Our Way to 1984 (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Reason, December 1983, pp. 53-55
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    Enigmas of Power (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    The New Republic, December 31, 1982, pp. 27-31
  4. Books in Review
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    George Orwell's Paradise Lost (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    The New Republic, August 1, 1949, pp. 23-24
  5. [+]
    Fiction in Review (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    The Nation, June 25, 1949, p. 716
  6. [+]
    Not Merely Gossip (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Human Events, June 22, 1949, p. 8
  7. Selected Notice
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    1984 and the Necessity of Doublethink (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Horizon, September 1949, pp. 200-214
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    What Can Be (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    The Saturday Review, June 11, 1949, p. 12
  9. Books
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    A Thousand Faces---But Who Cares? (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Commonweal, July 8, 1949, p. 324
  10. Books in Review
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    Thirty-five Years from Now (Review)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Commentary, September 1949, p. 295
  11. Books
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    The Horrors of Utopia (2 Reviews)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
    The Reporter, August 2, 1949, pp. 36-42
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    Power and the Perfect State (2 Reviews)
    A Study in Disillusionment as Reflected in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley's B...
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Political Science Quarterly, December 1957, pp. 565-577
  13. Books
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    Killing Time (2 Reviews)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. We by Yevgeny I. Zamyatin
    The New Yorker, December 12, 1983, pp. 168-190
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    Book Reviews (3 Reviews)
    The Port of Peril, by Otis Adelbert Kline
    1. The Port of Peril by Otis Adelbert Kline
    2. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    3. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, October 1950, pp. 127-129
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    New Books (4 Reviews)
    From the Eighties to the Twenties
    1. The Oasis by Mary McCarthy
    2. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    3. The Stumbling Stone by Aubrey Menen
    4. A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1949, pp. 103-107
  16. [+]
    The Check List (4 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. The Oasis by Mary McCarthy
    3. The River Line by Charles Morgan
    4. Runyon First and Last by Damon Runyon and Clark Kinnaird
    The American Mercury, October 1949, p. 506
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    Significant Books of the Last 75 Years (6 Reviews)
    Political and Legal
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
    3. The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill
    4. Moral Man and Immoral Society by Reinhold Niebuhr
    5. Political Order in Changing Societies by Samuel P. Huntington
    6. A World Restored by Henry Kissinger
    Foreign Affairs, September 1997, pp. 214-216
  18. Books & Writers
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    Orwell & The Intelligentsia (6 Reviews)
    The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, by Sonia Orwell, Ian An...
    1. The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell by Sonia Orwell, Ian Angus, and George Orwell
    2. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    3. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    4. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
    5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
    6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Encounter, December 1968, pp. 72-80
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    The Atlantic Bookshelf (6 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. Behind Europe's Curtain by John Gunther
    3. Goethe: Wisdom and Experience by Ludwig Curtius, Hermann J. Weigand, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ...
    4. Goethe: The Story of a Man by Ludwig Lewisohn
    5. Goethe's World by Berthold Biermann and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ...
    6. Sketch for a Self-Portrait by Bernard Berenson
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1949, pp. 83-89
  20. Book Reviews
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    Toward Understanding Totalitarianism (7 Reviews)
    The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt
    1. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
    2. Totalitarianism by Carl J. Friedrich
    3. Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
    4. Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power by Karl A. Wittfogel
    5. We by Yevgeny I. Zamyatin
    6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    7. The Permanent Purge by Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
    Problems of Communism, September 1957, pp. 37-43
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    Book Reviews (8 Reviews)
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
    1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    2. Midas World by Frederik Pohl
    3. Single Combat by Dean Ing
    4. Gods of Riverworld by Philip Jose Farmer
    5. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
    6. The Zanzibar Cat by Joanna Russ
    7. The SF Book of Lists by Maxim Jakubowski and Malcolm Edwards
    8. The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Lists by Mike Ashley
    Amazing Science Fiction Stories, May 1984, pp. 13-16
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    O Scared Old World, That Has Such Robots In't! (16 Reviews)
    Limbo, by Bernard Wolfe
    1. Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
    2. Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    3. The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
    4. Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
    5. Freeland by Theodor Hertzka
    6. A Modern Utopia by H.G. Wells
    7. The World Set Free by H.G. Wells
    8. Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells
    9. The Mind at the End of its Tether by H.G. Wells
    10. Experiment in Autobiography by H.G. Wells
    11. We by Yevgeny I. Zamyatin
    12. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    13. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
    14. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    15. One by David Karp
    16. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    The Reporter, July 6, 1954, pp. 35-37
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    Science Fiction & Fantasy---1949 (26 Reviews)
    The Checklist of Fantastic Literature, by Everett F. Bleiler
    1. The Checklist of Fantastic Literature by Everett F. Bleiler
    2. What Mad Universe by Fredric Brown
    3. John Carstairs, Space Detective by Frank Belknap Long
    4. The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
    5. Pattern for Conquest by George O. Smith
    6. The Incredible Planet by John W. Campbell, Jr.
    7. The Last Space Ship by Murray Leinster
    8. The Kid from Mars by Oscar J. Friend
    9. The Star Kings by Edmond Hamilton
    10. Seven Out of Time by Arthur Leo Zagat
    11. Exiles of Time by Nelson Bond
    12. Triton by L. Ron Hubbard
    13. The Flying Saucer by Bernard Newman
    14. The Big Eye by Max Ehrlich
    15. The Thirty-First of February by Nelson Bond
    16. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    17. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
    18. Lords of Creation by Eando Binder
    19. The Best Science Fiction Stories, 1949 by E.F. Bleiler and T.E. Dikty
    20. The World Below by S. Fowler Wright
    21. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams
    22. The Web of Easter Island by Donald Wandrei
    23. Worlds of Wonder by Olaf Stapledon
    24. The Homunculus by David H. Keller
    25. Life Everlasting, and Other Tales of Science, Fantasy and Horror by David H. Keller
    26. My Best Science Fiction Story by Leo Margulies and Oscar J. Friend
    The Saturday Review, December 24, 1949, pp. 7-8