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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Hidden away in Record Department of sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescree... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141393049
Barcode 9780141393049
Published 30 January 2013 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Pynchon, Thomas
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 277)
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ISBN-13 9780141393049
ISBN-10 0141393041
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 30 January 2013
International Publication Date 3 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Pynchon, Thomas
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 277)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 690933

Description of this Book

George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, published with an introduction by Ben Pimlott in Penguin Modern Classics . '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. 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. All his novels and non-fiction, including Burmese Days (1934), Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and Homage to Catalonia (1938) are published in Penguin Modern Classics . If you enjoyed Nineteen Eighty-Four , you might like Orwell's Animal Farm , also available in Penguin Modern Classics . His final masterpiece ...enthralling and indispensible for understanding modern history . (Timothy Garton-Ash, New York Review of Books ). The book of the twentieth century ...haunts us with an ever-darker relevance . ( Independent ).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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

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Author's Bio

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.

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