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1984 (Paperback)

By Orwell, George

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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 ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141036144
Barcode 9780141036144
Published 1 September 2008 by Penguin
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ISBN-13 9780141036144
ISBN-10 0141036141
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2008
International Publication Date 3 July 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Essentials
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 184g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Totalitarianism, Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 40258

Description of this Book

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 Eight-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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