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1984 Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiecepresents a frightening and bleak image of a future under Big Brother—a totalitarian regime that controls not just its citizens’ actions, but their very thoughts
It is 1984, and the world’s three major powers—Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia—are constantly at war. In Oceania, where the Party is in power, the thought police unearth every act of dissent, and Big Brother is always watching. Winston Smith, a dutiful citizen of Oceania, works for the Ministry of Truth as a propaganda creator who rewrites history to suit the needs of the authoritarian government. But when Winston falls in love with fellow worker Julia, they begin to question the very system they work for, placing them in immense danger. Pursuing their forbidden love affair, Winston plans a rebellion against the Party in order to regain the freedom to shape his own future. But the ever-watchful Big Brother will not tolerate opposition, and for those who speak up against the system or dare to think what the Party does not want them to think, Room 101 awaits . . .
1984 is George Orwell’s haunting prophecy of the future, which has held multiple generations of readers spellbound in its chilling and terrifying vision of life under a dictatorship. Powerful and unforgettable, this still-relevant novel, written in 1948, explores the obliteration of truth, individuality, and liberty in a world where the ruling power seeks to control everything, from information to thought and memory.
About the Author
ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist whose best-known works include the dystopian novel 1984 and the satirical novella Animal Farm. He is consistently ranked among the best English writers of the 20th century, and his writing has had a huge, lasting influence on contemporary culture. Several of his coined words have since entered the English language, and the word "Orwellian" is now used to describe totalitarian or authoritarian social practices.
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Given the last few years of the current government and the current situation with Covid-19 it seemed a fairly fitting read. I took this picture in the middle of the lockdown - this is my local high street which is usually a bustling and busy place. (I am classed as an essential worker and I work in the town hence being out and about!)
A world filled with fake news, and the constant connection with social media - it is easy to see why this novel could be so relevant to today.
Orwell paints a rather bleak and depressing world where everyone is watched by big brother and anyone can be taken at any time by the thought police, a totalitarian regime which keeps their citizens in line through fear.
When Winston finally meets someone who is against the party too, it’s like a breath of fresh air for him, the rebellious streak is exciting and helps him feel alive again. Winston questions everything and is led down a dangerous rabbit hole from which his entire life changes.
A thought provoking story that almost reflects where our society could be heading in the future, quite an eye opener.
Both books are worth reading and raise important political and philosophical questions but as works of literature 1984 is, by far the better written, the more profound and the more affecting.
Enjoyed the twists and turns. Good classic read.
It's an absolute masterpiece - the product of a brilliant mind decades ahead of his time and a frightening indictment on our future if we continue to lose touch with our sense of shared humanity, freedom of speech and objective reality.
I’ve already recommended the book to a few of my friends - the ones I know that will dive into it and see it for the true treasure it holds inside.