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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.


Orwell's novel 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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