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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English



  • English-speaking countries,
  • United States


  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950.,
  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950 -- Influence.,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Dystopias in literature.,
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • American fiction -- English influences.,
  • Dystopias.,
  • English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-157) and index.

StatementSteven Carter.
LC ClassificationsPS374.D96 C37 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6781931M
ISBN 100761817298
LC Control Number00030234

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