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IScot Book Review

George Orwell’s 1984 an’‘aw that…

Now, before you go any further, sharpening your literary claws and diving into these paragraphs with expectations of a technical, even academic, dissertation on what many hail as Orwell’s most seminal work, I’ll stop you right there: if you’ve read 1984, then you’ll certainly be aware of its influence on not only our perception of ‘authority’, but also on our common lexicon

The terms ‘Big Brother…’, ‘Thoughtcrime…’ and the ever-popular ‘Orwellian…’, to name but a few, all spawn from the 1949 dystopian novel, and are now so firmly entrenched in the idiom that they may seem redundant, hackneyed almost

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