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Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree: The Story of Orwell's 1984 (formerly Before 1984) is an ongoing timeline by Roberto el Rey which gives an interpretation of the backstory to George Orwell's classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The story is told through a mix of primary sources and narrative sequences, and it is generally updated at least once a week. You can read it here.

Index of Chapters & Parts

Note: Each Part is composed of several entries. Chapters are single posts.

POD: The Shot That Doomed the World

Part 1. Trotsky on the Rise

Part 2. Revolution for Export

Part 3. Red Flags Over Berlin

Part 4. A Shifting of Strategies

The Marvelous Misadventures of Eric Blair, Chapter 1

Part 5. There Once Was a Man Named Goldstein...

Part 6. New Deal or No Deal

The Marvelous Misadventures of Eric Blair, Chapter 2

Part 7. The First Seeds of Ingsoc

Part 8. Three Sides to Every Story

Part 9. Europe Set Aflame

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