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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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian tale

One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party.

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. . .

Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.

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

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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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“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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“Nineteen Eighty-four”

This book quite simply changed my life. An incredible masterpiece.

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