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The Resource The Last Man in Europe

The Last Man in Europe

Label
The Last Man in Europe
Title
The Last Man in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Glover
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
April 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work- Nineteen Eighty-FourForty-four 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 task, a race against death. In this illuminating novel, Dennis Glover masterfully explores the creation of Orwell's classic work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century. Simultaneously a captivating drama, a unique literary excavation and an unflinching portrait of a beloved British writer, The Last Man in Europe will change the way you understand Nineteen Eighty-Four.Shortlisted for the 2018 Indie Book Awards Longlisted for the 2018 Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, 2018 ALS Gold Medal and the 2018 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 'As the ice caps melt and fake news sticks in our throats, The Last Man in Europe makes Nineteen Eighty-Four bite all over again.' —Barry Hill, The Australian'The Last Man in Europe ... is a unique and thought-provoking work, intellectually challenging and emotionally rich. It will likely compel readers back to Nineteen Eighty-Four — never a bad thing — and force them to take a look at the world around themselves, to consider warnings unheeded.' —Toronto Star'The Last Man in Europe is clearly the product of a love of Orwell's work ... It is a remarkable and timely book.' —Frank Bongiorno, The Monthly'Dennis Glover's account of Orwell is so compelling and so wonderfully written that I read it all in one go. It's a ludicrously ambitious premise for a novel, but somehow – exhilaratingly – Glover pulls it off. Ten out of ten.' –Annabel Crabb
Summary
April 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell embarks on 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 illuminating novel, Dennis Glover masterfully explores the creation of Orwell's classic work, which for millions of readers worldwide defined the twentieth century. Simultaneously a captivating drama, a unique literary excavation and an unflinching portrait of a beloved British writer, The Last Man in Europe will change the way you understand Nineteen Eighty-Four
Storyline
Tone
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10581843
Cataloging source
ANL
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1964-
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Glover, Dennis
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Last Man in Europe
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b57e18bb-356b-4bb6-b9ce-c609a07f3b23
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435665
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Man in Europe
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b57e18bb-356b-4bb6-b9ce-c609a07f3b23
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435665
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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