By George Orwell

ISBN-10: 8490325073

ISBN-13: 9788490325070

«No creo que l. a. sociedad que he descrito en 1984 necesariamente llegue a ser una realidad, pero sí creo que puede llegar a existir algo parecido», escribía Orwell después de publicar su novela. Corría el año 1948, y los angeles realidad se ha encargado de convertir esa pieza -entonces de ciencia ficción- en un manifiesto de l. a. realidad.

En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en l. a. que los angeles Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante los angeles vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir l. a. historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera los angeles versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que make a decision replantearse l. a. verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Aquí ya no estamos solo ante lo que habitualmente reconocemos como "literatura" e identificamos con los angeles buena escritura. Aquí estamos, repito, ante energía visionaria. Y no todas las visiones se refieren al futuro, o al Más Allá.»
Umberto Eco

«Entre mis libros favoritos, lo leo una y otra vez.»
Margaret Atwood

«No es difícil pensar que Orwell, en 1984, estuviera imaginando un futuro para los angeles generación de su hijo, un mundo del que deseaba prevenirles.»
Thomas Pynchon

«La libertad es una obligación tan dolorosa que siempre habrá quien prefiera rendirse. l. a. virtud de libros como 1984 es su capacidad para recordarnos que l. a. libertad de los seres humanos responsables no es igual a l. a. de los animales.»
Anthony Burgess

«Desde El proceso de Kafka ninguna obra fantástica ha alcanzado el horror lógico de 1984
Arthur Koestler

«Un libro magnífico y profundamente interesante.»
Aldous Huxley

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H. G. Wells publishes The Time Machine. 1897 Dreiser leaves Ev舗ry Month to earn a living solely from freelance writing. Among the topics he covers are: the plight of workers and chain-gang prisoners, the possibility of life on Mars, and the artistry of photographer Alfred Stieglitz; he publishes interviews with Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. 1898 Dreiser marries Sara Osbourne White, a Missouri school-teacher. Henry James publishes The Turn of the Screw. 1899 Writer Arthur Henry, a friend of the Dreisers, encourages Dreiser to begin writing his first novel, Sister Carrie, which he bases on the experience of Emma, one of his sisters.

By 1892 Dreiser was working as a journalist, first in Chicago and then in St. Louis. He moved to New York City in 1894, took over editorship of a monthly music magazine, and contributed his own editorials, reviews, and articles for publication. He became a prodigious writer, trying his hand at everything from short stories to poetry to drama, and published diverse articles in such popular magazines as Harper舗s Monthly, McClure舗s, and Cosmopolitan. He married Sara Osbourne White, a schoolteacher, in 1898.

Andrew Carnegie sells the Carnegie Steel Company to J. P. Morgan for $480 million and dedicates his life to philanthropy. 1902 A new flagship Macy舗s department store, the self-proclaimed 舠largest store on earth舡舒with nine stories, thirty-three elevators, four escalators, and a pneumatic tube system舒opens in Herald Square in Manhattan. 1903 Suicidal, regretful over his marriage, and blocked in the writing of Jennie Gerhardt, his second novel, Dreiser enters a sanatorium. Henry James舗s The Ambassadors and Jack London舗s The Call of the Wild are published.

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