George Orwell 1984 (Signet #798)

What would poor George Orwell have said about this Signet paperback cover of 1984? Published in 1950, just a year after the book’s hardcover publication and the same year as Orwell’s death, for all I know he was aware of it. While no one would call the book itself pulp fiction, the cover certainly gets the pulp treatment with its highlighting of the “Anti-Sex League” and the knowing looks of the man and woman who don’t seem very “anti” about each other.

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Filed under 1950s Art, Books, Pulp Covers, Science Fiction, Vintage Paperbacks

2 responses to “George Orwell 1984 (Signet #798)

  1. I’ve never particularly liked Orwell’s writing (although, of course, the ideas in 1984 are brilliant) but this cover is fantastic!

  2. Tom. Quarton

    Just bought a copy of this book. Its in perfect condition. It has never been opened. It blows me away looking at it. Anyone have an idea how much it would be worth? Cannot find another 1 online in this condition.

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