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Author Glover, Dennis, author.

Title The Last Man in Europe : a novel / Dennis Glover.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC GLO    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC GLO    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  GLO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F GLOVER    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Fiction - RVLG-7  FIC GLOVE    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Fiction - RISG-8  FIC GLOVER    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  FIC GLO    AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for River Valley DL Adult Fiction - RVLG-7.
Description 248 pages ; 24 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Note Brings to life the final years of Eric Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, and the creation of his classic novel 1984. Dying of tuberculosis, Orwell sees this book as his legacy -- the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened.
Summary April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, Orwell comes to see the book as his legacy--the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened. Completing the book is an urgent challenge, a race against death. In this masterful novel, Dennis Glover explores the creation of Orwell's classic work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century, and is now again proving its unnerving relevance. Simultaneously a captivating drama, a unique literary excavation, and an unflinching portrait of a writer, The last man in Europe will change the way we understand both our enduringly Orwellian times and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Subject Orwell, George, 1903-1950 -- Fiction.
Orwell, George, 1903-1950. Nineteen eighty-four -- Fiction.
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction.
FICTION / Biographical.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781468315912 (hardcover)
1468315919 (hardcover)

 
    
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