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1984 By George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

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Summary

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.

1984 Summary

1984 by George Orwell

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Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . .

1984 is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.

'Right up there among my favourite books ... I read it again and again' Margaret Atwood

'More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of' Jo Brand

1984 Reviews

His final masterpiece. Enthralling and indispensible for understanding modern history * Timothy Garton Ash *
Right up there among my favourite books ... I read it again and again * Margaret Atwood *
More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of * Jo Brand *
One of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century * Margaret Drabble *
The book of the twentieth century * Ben Pimlott *

About George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

Additional information

GOR001455424
9780141036144
0141036141
1984 by George Orwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-07-03
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - 1984