Nineteen Eighty-four - Penguin Modern Classics   (Paperback)
  • Nineteen Eighty-four - Penguin Modern Classics   (Paperback)

Nineteen Eighty-four - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141187761

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“Nineteen Eighty-four”

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

Paperback edition
1st January 2009
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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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14th July 2014
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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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