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Bloom's Literature examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
This is a great resource for students when studying authors and texts in-depth.
Books in the CBL
Nineteen Eighty-Four (AUDIOBOOK) by For use in schools and libraries only. Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" in its representation of an imaginary world that is completely convincing.
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Brave New World by Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free.
Call Number: CLASSICS HUXLEY
A Clockwork Orange by A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title.
In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex—to "redeem" him—the novel asks, "At what cost?"
Call Number: CLASSICS BURGESS
Fahrenheit 451 by In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Call Number: CLASSICS BRADBURY
The Handmaid's Tale by The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
Call Number: FANTASY ATWOOD
Cliff Notes: 1984
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Shmoop: 1984 Analysis
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Spark Notes: 1984
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LitCharts: 1984 by George Orwell
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