George Orwell’s “1984” Turns 70

 

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George Orwell’s “1984” is 70 years old today, published June 8, 1949. This book was influential in my youth and has only grown stronger in my adulthood. It is required reading for my children. It was my the portal to my love of the dystopian world, and the warning to monitor your government to hold them accountable. Which has never been more important than the time we are currently living.

I have read many of George’s works, and he is definitely on the short list of people throughout time whom I would love to break bread.

If you would like to see another side of George Orwell read “Homage To Catalonia.” It is summarized on Goodreads:

“In 1936 Orwell travelled to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell’s own experiences.”

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Thank you, George, for one of the most influential books I have read (several times).