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Study Guide for George Orwell's 1984 including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about 1984, ask questions, and get the answers you need.


Book Basics

Author: George Orwell

Year Published: 1949

Type: Novel

Genre: Dystopian

Perspective and Narrator:

1984 is told in the third-person limited point of view through the perspective of Winston Smith.


1984 is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title:

Orwell planned to call his novel The Last Man in Europe, but the publisher wanted a title symbolizing the future. Orwell chose 1984, possibly reversing the last two digits of 1948, the year he wrote the book.

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