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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four
  

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.

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ISBN 9780141919959
Published 29 January 2004 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141919959
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Publication Date 29 January 2004
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 652114

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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.

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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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