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Books about George Orwell and "1984"

THE COLLECTED ESSAYS, JOURNALISM, AND LETTERS OF GEORGE ORWELL
New York: Harcourt, 1968.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 A6 1968 (4 volume set)

GEORGE ORWELL, A LIFE / BERNARD CRICK
Boston : Little, Brown, c1980.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 Z627 1980.

THREE MODERN SATIRISTS: WAUGH, ORWELL, AND HUXLEY
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 937 .G7.

GEORGE ORWELL, THE ETHICAL IMAGINATION / SANT SINGH BAL.
New Delhi : Arnold-Heinemann, 1981.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 Z54x.

A GEORGE ORWELL COMPANION : A GUIDE TO THE NOVELS, DOCUMENTARIES, AND ESSAYS / J.R. HAMMOND.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1982.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029 .R8 Z663 1982.

A READER'S GUIDE TO GEORGE ORWELL / JEFFREY MEYERS.
Totowa, N.J. : Rowman & Allanheld, 1984.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 Z737 1984.

ORWELL, THE TRANSFORMATION / PETER STANSKY AND WILLIAM ABRAHAMS. New York : Knopf, 1980, c1979.
The second half of Orwell's biography, begun with The unknown Orwell.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029 .R8 Z7898 1980.

THE CRYSTAL SPIRIT: A STUDY OF GEORGE ORWELL
Boston, Little, Brown [1966].
"A selective bibliography of Orwell's works": p. [357]-358.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029 .R8 Z9.

REFLECTIONS ON AMERICA, 1984 : AN ORWELL SYMPOSIUM / EDITED BY ROBERT MULVIHILL.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1986.
Results of a symposium held at Rosemont College in March, 1984.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029 .R8 N664 1986.

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR : PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE / PATRICK REILLY. Boston : Twayne Publishers, c1989.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029 .R8 N666 1989.

GEORGE ORWELL / EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HAROLD BLOOM New York : Chelsea House, 1987.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR 6029.R8 Z638 1987.

GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984 / EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCION BY HAROLD BLOOM.
New York : Chelsea House, 1987.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N4944 1987.

GEORGE ORWELL / VALERIE MEYERS.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991.
Orwell's life and work : the political context -- Orwell the novelist -- Burmese Days : Orwell's colonial novel -- Clergyman's Daughter : Orwell's experimental novel -- Keep the Aspidistra Flying : Orwell's portrait of the artist -- Coming up for air : documentary into novel -- Animal Farm : an allegory of revolution -- Nineteen Eighty-four : an anti-utopia.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z73725 1991.

THE REVISED ORWELL / EDITED BY JONATHAN ROSE.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1992.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N667 1992.

GEORGE ORWELL / RAYMOND WILLIAMS.
New York : Columbia University Press, [1981] c1971.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z86 1981.

GEORGE ORWELL: A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1974].
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z865.

THE ORWELL CONUNDRUM : A CRY OF DESPAIR OR FAITH IN THE SPIRIT OF MAN? / ERIKA GOTTLIEB
Ottawa : Carleton University Press ; Don Mills, Ont. : Distributed by Oxford University Press Canada, 1992.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N4934 1992.

GEORGE ORWELL'S NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR / EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HAROLD BLOOM.
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1996.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N49 1996.

GEORGE ORWELL : A LITERARY LIFE / PETER DAVISON.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z6279 1996.

ORWELL'S POLITICS / JOHN NEWSINGER.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z7374 1999.

GEORGE ORWELL / EDITED BY GRAHAM HOLDERNESS, BRYAN LOUGHREY, AND NAHEM YOUSAF.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z6392 1998.

STUDENT COMPANION TO GEORGE ORWELL / MITZI M. BRUNSDALE.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z5895 2000.

ORWELL : WINTRY CONSCIENCE OF A GENERATION / JEFFREY MEYERS.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2000.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z736 2000.

A GEORGE ORWELL CHRONOLOGY / J.R. HAMMOND.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2000.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z677 2000.

WHY ORWELL MATTERS / CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS.
New York : Basic Books, c2002.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z664 2002.  

ORWELL TO THE PRESENT : LITERATURE IN ENGLAND, 1945-2000 / JOHN BRANNIGAN.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR471 .B68 2003.

SCENES FROM AN AFTERLIFE : THE LEGACY OF GEORGE ORWELL / JOHN RODDEN.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2003.
I. Glimpses of the world of Nineteen eighty-four and 1984--and after -- II. Orwell's GDR? or, Post-mortems on the "Better Germany" -- III. Man and mentor, myth and monument.
LOCATION = General Collection PR6029.R8 Z7762 2003.

INSIDE GEORGE ORWELL / GORDON BOWKER.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 Z5893 2003.

GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984 / EDITED & WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HAROLD BLOOM.
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2003.
Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N494 2003.

THE ORWELLIAN MOMENT : HINDSIGHT AND FORESIGHT IN THE POST-1984 WORLD / EDITED BY ROBERT L. SAVAGE, JAMES COMBS, DAN NIMMO.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1989.
Extending the Orwellian moment / the editors -- Orwell's political myths and ours / John S. Nelson -- Orwell's hopes, Orwell's fears / Michael P. Zuckert -- Dark Utopia / Mark E. Cory -- Fictional 1984 and factual 1984 / Thomas W. Cooper -- Haigspeak, Secretary of State Haig, and communication ethics / Richard L. Johannesen -- Manipulation and control of people's responses to public opinion polls / George F. Bishop -- An Orwellian Lasswell for today / Hayward R. Alker, Jr. -- Towards 2084 / James Combs.
LOCATION = General Collection . PR6029.R8 N6455 1989.

STORM WARNINGS : SCIENCE FICTION CONFRONTS THE FUTURE / EDITED BY GEORGE E. SLUSSER, COLIN GREENLAND, AND ERIC S. RABKIN.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1987.
Introduction: Science fiction confronts the future / George E. Slusser, Colin Greenland, and Eric S. Rabkin -- pt. 1. Originating the future: Storm warnings and dead zones: imagination and the future / George E. Slusser -- Origins of futuristic fiction: Felix Bodin's Novel of the future / Paul Alkon -- Anticipating the past: the time riddle in science fiction / Marie- H{226}el{225}ene Huet -- The thing of shapes to come: science fiction as anatomy of the future / Howard V. Hendrix -- Knowing the unknown: Heinlein, Lem, and the future / Bradford Lyau -- Reactionary Utopias / Gregory Benford -- Media, message, and myths: three fictionists for the near future / Jos{226}e Manuel Mota -- pt. 2. Orwell: an interim report: Coming up on 1984 / Frederik Pohl -- O'Brien's interim report / George Hay -- Images of Nineteen eighty-four: fiction and prediction / Colin Greenland -- Orwell and the uses of the future / John Huntington -- One man's tomorrow in another's today: the reader's world and its impact on Nineteen eighty-four / Elizabeth Maslen -- Big brother antichrist: Orwell, apocalypse, and overpopulation / W.M.S. Russell and Claire Russell -- Variations on newspeak: the open question of Nineteen eighty-four / T.A. Shippey -- pt. 3. Alienation, prognostication, and apocalypse: Aliens for the alienated / Kenneth V. Bailey -- News versus fiction: reflections on prognostication / Gary Kern -- Boring dates: eeflections on the apocalypse game / Frank McConnell.
LOCATION = General Collection PS374.F86 S86 1987.

IMAGINARY COMMUNITIES: UTOPIA, THE NATION, AND THE SPATIAL HISTORIES OF MODERNITY / PHILLIP E. WEGNER
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002
LOCATION = General Collection PS374.U8 W44 2002

Audiovisual Resources

1984 [VIDEORECORDING] / a Screen Gems film presentation ; Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Holiday Film production ; director, Michael Anderson.
Baker City, OR : Nostalgia Family Video, c2000.
1 videocassette (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff, Donald Pleasance, Mervyn Johns, Carol Wolveridge.
In a totalitarian society of the not-too-distant future, protagonist Winston Smith commits the punishable crime of falling in love. The lovers are pursued relentlessly by the minions of Big Brother, the omnipresent leader who will stop at nothing to root out all subversive activities and thoughts.
LOCATION: General Collection PR6029.R8 N7 2000  

1984 [VIDEORECORDING] / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a
Holiday Film production ; producer, N. Peter Rathvon ; director, Michael Anderson ; screenplay, William P. Templeton, Ralph Bettinson.
Baker City, OR : Nostalgia Family Video, c2004.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff, Donald Pleasance [i.e. Pleasence], Mervyn Johns, Carol Wolveridge.
Freely adapted from the novel by George Orwell.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
In a totalitarian society of the not-too-distant future, protagonist Winston Smith commits the punishable crime of falling in love. The lovers are pursued relentlessly by the minions of Big Brother, the omnipresent leader who will stop at nothing to root out all subversive activities and thoughts.
Location = General Collection PR6029.R8 N7 2004.

DOUBLESPEAK [VIDEORECORDING] / a Films for the Humanities presentation
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1988.
1 videocassette (31min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Segment from the television program: Currents.
Presents examples of distortion of the English language by substitution of bland terminology for unpleasant terms, misleading the public about the real facts.
Location = Circulation Desk PE 1460 .D6 1988x

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR [VIDEORECORDING] / Virgin Films ; an Umbrella-Rosenblum production ; produced by Simon Perry ; written and directed by Michael Radford.
New York : PolyGram Video, [1996]
1 videocassette (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Sundance channel recommends.
John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack.
A story of impossible love and tragic betrayal set in the dystopian world of England in 1984.
Location = Rental Collection ZZT 1404

GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984 [VIDEORECORDING] / produced by Cronkite Ward
Company for TLC; written and produced by Ned Judge.
Bethesda, MD : Discovery Communications : TLC Video ; Princeton,
NJ. : [Distributed by] Films for the Humanities, 2001, c2000.
1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Narrated by Donald Sutherland.
Using powerful dramatization of scenes from 1984, explores George Orwell's vision of totalitarian future where only mindness conformity is rewarded. Orwell biographer Bernard Crick; social psychologist Philip Zimbardo; Marvin Roseblum, executive producer of 1984; human rights advocate Robert Kirschner; futurist Ray Kurzweil and Kevin Warwick; and others scrutinize the novel while considering issues of contemporary concern, such as the power of the media and the intrusion of computer surveillance into daily life.
Location = General PR6029.R8 G467 2001.

1984 [VIDEORECORDING] : A PERSONAL VIEW OF ORWELL'S 1984 / Thames Colour production ; written by Anthony Burgess ; produced and directed by Peter Tabern.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1991.
1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Originally aired as a Thames television production in 1983.
Anthony Burgess examines Orwell's achievements, starting with the accuracy of his predictions for the future. Burgess suggests that Orwell identified areas in which human freedom has always been, and continues to be threatened.
Location = General PR6029.R8 N563 1991.

GEORGE ORWELL [VIDEORECORDING] / producer, Bob Portway ; a Clark Television production for BBC Worldwide Television.
North Sydney, N.S.W. : BBC ; Princeton, N.J. : [Distributed by] Films for the Humanities, 1998, c1996.
1 videocassette (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Traces Orwell's career from the leftist ideologies espoused in his earlier work, to his disillusionment with both capitalist and totalitarian systems as evidenced in the full range of his later works.
Location = General PR6029.R8 Z755 1998.

GEORGE ORWELL, JOURNALIST & NOVELIST, 1903-1950 [VIDEORECORDING] / VERMONT FILMS ; SKAN PRODUCTIONS FOR NELSON FILMSCAN ; WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY PETER HORT.
Chicago, Ill. : Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp. [distributor], c1987.
1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.
Traces the life and literary career of George Orwell, using photographs, film footage, and views of places associated with his life.
LOCATION = Circulation Desk PR 6029 .R8 Z64 1987.

SCIENCE FICTION [VIDEORECORDING] / BBC WORLDWIDE AMERICAS, INC ; PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY CATH SHEEHAN.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999.
1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Investigates the rapid evolution of science fiction through critical commentary and selected readings from H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's 1984, John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids, J.G. Ballard's The Drowned World, Philip K. Dick's Blade Runner, Pat Cadigan's Tea from an Empty Cup, William Gibson's Neuromancer, and Jeff Noon's Pixel Juice.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS.
Originally broadcast by the BBC in 2000 as a segment of the television program: Culture fix.
LOCATION = General Collection PN3448.S45 S354 1999.

1984 [SOUND RECORDING] / by George Orwell.
Charlotte Hall, MD : Recorded Books, p1986.
7 sound cassettes (9 hrs., 45 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips.
"Unabridged."; Narrated by Frank Muller.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 N72 1986x

1984 [SOUND RECORDING] / by George Orwell.
Minneapolis, MN : Metacom BB 418, p1984.
1 sound cassette (60 min.)
(Golden age radio blockbusters) ; Starring David Niven.
LOCATION = General Collection PR 6029 .R8 N71 1984x

Reference Book Sources

Novels for Students (Volume 7)
LOCATION = Reference Collection PN 3385 .N68

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (Volumes 2, 6, 15, 31, 51, 128, 129)
LOCATION = Reference Collection PN 94 .T9

Dictionary of Literary Biography (Volumes 15, 98, 195, 255)
LOCATION = Reference Collection PN 451. D5

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds / Nicholas Karolides
New York: Facts on File, 1998.
"1984" was the 5th most challenged book from 1965-1982.
The entry for "1984" includes a summary of the book and a censorship history.
LOCATION = Reference Collection Z 658 .U5 K37 1998

Political Theories for Students / Matthew Miskelly and Jaime Noce, editors
Detroit: Gale Group, 2002.
This book contains a whole chapter on Totalitarianism.
LOCATION = Reference Collection JA81 .P617 2002

Censorship: A World Encyclopedia
London: Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
This is a 4 volume set.
The first volume contains numerous thmatic lists of entries.
LOCATION = Reference Collection Z 657. C468 2001.

Censorship
Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997.
This is a 3 volume set. In the front of each volume is an alphabetical list of entries.
LOCATION = Reference Collection Z658 .U5 C38 1997

Article Databases

The College of DuPage Library offers many databases that contain articles and essays from journals, magazines, newspapers and books. The following are recommended for finding online sources. All of these databases can be accessed from off-campus with a C.O.D. Library card.

New York Times Historical
Coverage starts in 1851.
Digital images of every issue of the New York Times from 1851-1999, cover to cover. Use this database to find not only news, editorials, letters to the editors, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements but also historical photos and advertisements. The date range searching tool lets users search on, before, or between two dates.

Academic Search Premier
Coverage starts in the year 1984.
This database contains indexing and some full-text for 1,837 journals. This scholarly collection provides journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, arts and literature.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Coverage starts in the year 1980.
Combining indexing, abstracting, full-text and images, this database offers balanced coverage available through 3,000 indexed and 1,900 full-text titles in a wide variety of disciplines including: social science journals, humanities journals, national news periodicals, and general interest magazines. More than 1,400 journals are peer reviewed and more than 20 years of backfile coverage are included.

Periodical Abstracts
Coverage starts in 1987.
A complete general reference resource, with indexing and abstracts for popular and academic periodicals. Included are transcripts of news oriented television and radio shows.

Essay and General Literature Index
Coverage starts in 1985.
Cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and other works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Also indexed are more than 20 annual and serial publications. Includes full bibliographic information for the titles in which the collected works are found. Focuses on humanities and social sciences literature.

Magill OnLiterature
Magill OnLiterature is the definitive online source for editorially reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. This database includes 12 volumes from Masterplots, 61 volumes from Masterplots II, the Cyclopedia of World Authors, the Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, 26 volumes of Magill's Literary Annual, Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature and Magill's Book Reviews.

Literature Online
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference sources.

Web Sites

IPL Online Literary Criticism for George Orwell
Contains biographical information and links to full-text critical essays about Orwell and "1984".

National Council of English Teachers "1984 +20" Project
NCTE anticipates that the "1984+20" project will bring a broad range of individuals into meaningful conversation through classroom and face-to-face discussions, as well as discussions via media such as the Internet, including Weblogs and online forums, and other venues such as student essays and projects, community events, film and video projects, and conferences. Educators, administrators, librarians, students, media, community organizations, nonprofit groups, techies, publishers, writers, artists, activists, bookstores, and others are encouraged to join NCTE in this historic effort.

Christine Kickels,
Associate Professor and Librarian
Updated November 2, 2004

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