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1984 - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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1984 - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/07/2008
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The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts' collection, discover the classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey

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. . .

First published in 1949, 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


COMPLETE THE TRIO WITH SHEPARD FAIREY'S NEW-LOOK ANIMAL FARM AND DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141036144
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 20 mm


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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 *

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“An excellent novel!”

This marvellous parallel to the real-life Cold War situations in Russia with the communist uprising in the East is beautifully and seamlessly matched with a fascinating, powerful and sad plot. The mysterious world... More

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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Doesn't live up to the hype”

Everyone must know the story of 1984 and the hell it spawned when someone used it an inspiration for a television show. Written in 1948, Orwell envisions a world under total control from Big Brother. We follow Winston... More

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“The original dystopian future”

Have been meaning to read this since 1984, and i finally did. I read Animal Farm for English at school, and always meant to read this, but life happened.

The story is set in a dystopian future England, which is now... More

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