Orwell, George


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Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in what remains of a Britain ravaged by revolution. His every move is monitored by the Thought Police, who are responsible for detecting dissent against the Party and its leader, Big Brother-and eliminating it. When he meets Julia, Winston thinks he might have found love, and a fellow loather of the Party. But when the pair are arrested and sent to the sinister Room 101 for re-education, their bond-and commitment to their shared cause-will be tested to its limits. George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949. One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about tyranny and the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Text Aust
Publication date: 28/11/2016

Staff review

by George Orwell
Review by Sam
1984 follows Winston’s struggle against the oppressive regime of Ingsoc and the figurehead Big Brother. Orwell’s commentary on the pitfalls of both Socialism and anti-Socialist movements set against the context of the rising Soviet power will intellectually delight you. We have many different editions of this one, from simple paperbacks to graphic novels, so pick your flavour!

ISBN: 9781925355765 Category: Tag