Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four (also published as 1984) is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell set in a 1984 London controlled by a menacing political entity known as Ingsoc or, simply, the Party. It is Orwell's ninth and final completed work. It was published in June, 1949 and has had a long-lasting impact on English literature and the English language itself. The book centers on themes of totalitarianism and the consequences of government overreach.(1)

The book's copyright is set to expire in January of 2021. Eager to jump on the book as soon as it was available, Jack Bradley (aka DeSDu') began a translation of the book in the early summer of 2020.

Translation problems

Some problems to overcome when translating the book:
  • Lack of Terran political terms
  • The issue of "Newspeak" (a totalitarian conlang used by the Party to control thought)


1 : Nineteen Eighty-Four on Wikipedia, retrieved May 21, 2020

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