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Nineteen Eighty-four, also published as 1984,  novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949 as a warning against totalitarianism. The chilling dystopia made a deep impression on readers, and his ideas entered mainstream culture in a way achieved by very few books. The book’s title and many of its concepts, such as Big Brother and the Thought Police, are instantly recognized and understood, often as bywords for modern social and political abuses. Nineteen Eighty-four. (2020). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://school-eb-com-au.db.plcscotch.wa.edu.au/levels/high/article/Nineteen-Eighty-four/101872

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Crash Course Part 1

Crash Course. (2017, November 7). 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9ipRaLa4Jw&feature=emb_logo

Crash Course Part 2

Crash Course. (2017, November 21). George Orwell's 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=642&v=JBYqV2sK918&feature=emb_logo

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