1984 by George Orwell - Artist Gift Edition
PUBLICATION: Early 2021
Originally published on June 8, 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian masterpiece of tremendous influence and enduring relevance. Orwell’s nightmare vision for 1984 is of a totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and the Thought Police, which persecute independent thinking. Orwell’s world is one in which the news is manufactured by the authorities, no one is free, and individuality is obsolete.
1984 was the ninth and final book George Orwell completed in his lifetime. Parallels have been drawn between its subject matter and real-life instances of totalitarianism, communism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression. The novel uses several terms that have entered common usage in the English language including Big Brother, doublethink and thoughtcrime.
American literary critic Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s classic, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.”
The novel has been included in Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, and on the BBC’s list of the 100 Most Influential Novels. On January 25, 2017, the book broke new ground when it suddenly appeared at the #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list, an unheard-of occurrence for a book published 68 years prior.
Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call to become aware of the assaults on our personal freedoms, and to defend humankind’s most precious right: the freedom to have our own thoughts.
ARTIST GIFT EDITION
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- Limited to 1000 copies.
- Introduction by New York Times bestselling author, Joe Hill.
- Full cloth, smyth-sewn binding.
- Two hits foil stamping over cloth boards.
- Paper endsheets.
- Seventeen full color illustrations by Hugo Award winning artist, Jim Burns.
- Signed by Jim Burns.
- Housed in a unique die cut silver paper covered slipcase.
- Bookmark with all orders.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2020 by Jim Burns
For $65 I managed to get a “dented” copy of the Artist Edition of 1984. Best investment made. There is a dent but it really is hardly noticeable!! If you’re ever cautious about buying a “dented” book from Suntup, buy it! You won’t be disappointed!!
One of my absolute favorite books. So happy to have this amazing edition by Suntup.
I knew this edition was going to be a good one! Not only did it NOT disappoint but it exceeded my expectations! The design work is superb! I can’t wait to read my beautiful Artist Edition!
This is a great edition, I am very happy with the product. I've seen there are flaws with the dust jackets' and there is a tiny mark on mine but it doesn't bother me at all. I love my copy. Shipping was excellent as always.
Classic Suntup. A fantastic edition realised during a period of time when much of the content of the book hits very close to home. Maybe that turns it into a horror novel, but either way, it’s a Suntup Edition. That’s all that matters.
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