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Nineteen Eighty-four By George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a chilling dystopian tale, written by George Orwell over 70 years ago. It tells the story of how one man, Winston Smith, whose job it is to rewrite lies into history, starts to turn against the totalitarian government, and in doing so, risks everything.
In a world where Big Brother is always watching, and your every thought is monitored and thoughts against the government are considered crimes, attempting to rebel against the all-pervading party is near impossible.

Nineteen Eighty-four Summary

Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

However, as Winston’s hatred for those who rule grows ever stronger, he begins to fight against a government so desperate to control the narrative that it will stop at nothing to ensure its version of the truth prevails.
Winston understands all too greatly how dangerous it is to start to think for oneself, yet he cannot ignore how he feels or what he needs to do.
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a world-famous and hugely successful novel that has sparked the imaginations of many generations. It was nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
You should read this book if…
  • You love dystopian fiction
  • You love stories with complicated, flawed characters, full of tension, and chilling resonance with our current political climate
  • You enjoy haunting and compelling stories that will get you thinking about the workings of society

About George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. The family moved to England in 1907 and in 1917 Orwell entered Eton, where he contributed regularly to the various college magazines. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that inspired his first novel, Burmese Days (1934). Several years of poverty followed. He lived in Paris for two years before returning to England, where he worked successively as a private tutor, schoolteacher and bookshop assistant, and contributed reviews and articles to a number of periodicals. Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933. In 1936 he was commissioned by Victor Gollancz to visit areas of mass unemployment in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) is a powerful description of the poverty he saw there. At the end of 1936 Orwell went to Spain to fight for the Republicans and was wounded. Homage to Catalonia is his account of the civil war. He was admitted to a sanatorium in 1938 and from then on was never fully fit. He spent six months in Morocco and there wrote Coming Up for Air. During the Second World War he served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC Eastern Service from 1941 to 1943. As literary editor of the Tribune he contributed a regular page of political and literary commentary, and he also wrote for the Observer and later for the Manchester Evening News. His unique political allegory, Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. George Orwell died in London in January 1950.

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Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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