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The year is 1984; the scene is London, largest population center of Airstrip One.
Airstrip One is part of the vast political entity Oceania, which is eternally at war with one of two other vast entities, Eurasia and Eastasia. At any moment, depending upon current alignments, all existing records show either that Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia and allied with Eastasia, or that it has always been at war with Eastasia and allied with Eurasia. Winston Smith knows this, because his work at the Ministry of Truth involves the constant "correction" of such records. "'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
In a grim city and a terrifying country, where Big Brother is always Watching You and the Thought Police can practically read your mind, Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. He knows the Party's official image of the world is a fluid fiction. He knows the Party controls the people by feeding them lies and narrowing their imaginations through a process of bewilderment and brutalization that alienates each individual from his fellows and deprives him of every liberating human pursuit from reasoned inquiry to sexual passion. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Newspeak, doublethink, thoughtcrime--in 1984, George Orwell created a whole vocabulary of words concerning totalitarian control that have since passed into our common vocabulary. More importantly, he has portrayed a chillingly credible dystopia. In our deeply anxious world, the seeds of unthinking conformity are everywhere in evidence; and Big Brother is always looking for his chance. --Daniel Hintzsche --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I received the book in great condition. This is a must read for everyone!Published 14 hours ago by Sharla
One of the few non-fiction novels I've read several times throughout my life. A really great story.Published 1 day ago by Chris Reynolds
Orwell had an amazing gift for writing, especially when it involved political parties. The whole story of Animal Farm seemed so silly when I first starting reading it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Renee Phipps
In the book “1984”, George Orwell is writing to us about a dystopian society. George Orwell wrote the book in 1949 as a warning to the people about a controlling government. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Blaine harris
I read this book a long time ago and just wanted to have it at hand. Will read it again just as a reminder of all that was said and done.Published 1 day ago by Janet
George Orwell’s, Nineteen Eighty Four, is a riveting novel describing one man’s rebellion from dystopian society. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bethany Olson
George Orwell does a fantastic job of creating a dystopian society in the novel, 1984. Orwell wrote the novel in 1984 and through the years it has remained true and classic, even... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kendall
Nineteen eighty four, by George Orwell, is an intriguing novel. This book takes place in London ocienia. Read morePublished 1 day ago by marisa johnson
Great book. Kind of the seminal dystopian work. Not sure how to describe it. There's a guy, Winston, who's beginning to question the new order. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Zachary S. Pierce