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Description '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.
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 03/01/2013
Language English
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0141393041
ISBN-13 9780141393049
Subject General & Literary Fiction
Series Title Penguin Modern Classics
Product ID (ePID) 138804547
Publication Data
Place of Publication London
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Imprint Penguin Classics
Weight 213 g
Width 111 mm
Height 181 mm
Spine 21 mm
Introduction by Thomas Pynchon

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