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Description Rewned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian tale One of Britain's most popular vels, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. 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 t 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 t tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101...Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The vel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.
Author Biography 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.
Key Features
Author(s) George Orwell
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Date of Publication 03/07/2008
Language English
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0141036141
ISBN-13 9780141036144
Subject Science Fiction & Fantasy
Product ID (ePID) 95061390
Publication Data
Place of Publication London
Country of Publication United Kingdom
First Published 2008
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Weight 184 g
Width 111 mm
Height 181 mm
Spine 20 mm
Editorial Details
Format Details A-format paperback

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BESTSELLER Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 by George Orwell (Paperback, 2008)

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