THE JURA EDITION with new introduction by Alex Massie
'For him Jura was home' - Richard Blair on his father George Orwell
'The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance' - Ben Pimlott, Independent
'The greatest British novel to have been written since the war' - Time Out
'His final masterpiece . . . enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history' - New York Review of Books
The year is 1984 and war and revolution have left the world unrecognisable. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, is ruled by the Party, led by Big Brother. Mass surveillance is everything and The Thought Police are employed to ensure that no individual thinking is allowed. Winston Smith works at The Ministry of Truth, carefully rewriting history, but he dreams of freedom and of rebellion.
It is here that he meets and falls in love with Julia. They start a secret, forbidden affair - but nothing can be kept secret, and they are forced to face consequences more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined.
In this new edition of a modern classic, Alex Massie's introduction highlights the importance that Jura had on the writing of one of the twentieth century's most important works of fiction.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm
Edition: The Jura Edition
'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
'His final masterpiece. Enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history'-- Timothy Garton Ash * New York Review of Books *
'One of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century'-- Margaret Drabble
'The book of the twentieth century'-- Ben Pimlott * Independent *
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