Nineteen Eighty-Four

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The year is 1984, and life in Oceania is ruled by the Party. Under the gaze of Big Brother, Winston Smith yearns for intimacy and love – ‘thought crimes’ that, if uncovered, would mean imprisonment, or death. But Winston is not alone in his defiance, and an illicit affair will draw him into the mysterious Brotherhood and the realities of resistance. ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. It is all these things, and more.

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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.

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Weight 0.236 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

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Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K