The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984

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George Orwell’s 1984 has sparked controversy throughout its seventy years in existence. At the time of its birth, in 1949, many people could say that its author might have been crazy to assume a culture, government, and lifestyle to be the way it is portrayed in Orwell’s book, but unbeknownst to them, the storyline has become more real than they could have imagined. Dorian Lynskey understands the impact this novel has had on the world throughout the years, and through that The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984 was created. In Lynskey’s novel, he first explores the world around Orwell, such as the people, news, and books that were known at the time of his writing. In the second part of his book, he explores the political and cultural life of 1984 from Orwell’s death to the present day.

Lynskey presents the information in a story-type way, making it easy for the reader. Every aspect of Orwell’s life is examined to help the reader to understand the time off when Orwell was alive, who he interacted with, and how he felt about politics. I would recommend this book to any history buff, and especially to fans of the book 1984 and how it has impacted our society today.


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Author Dorian Lynskey
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Doubleday
Publish Date 2019-06-04
ISBN 9780385544054
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Issue October 2019
Category Books About Books
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