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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four : New Annotated Edition from the Author of Animal Farm

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Paperback 288 pages
Alma Books Ltd 7 January 2021
Orwell, George

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Ravaged

by years of war and civil conflict, Britain has changed its name to Airstrip

One and become part of Oceania – one of the three totalitarian blocks

dominating the world – ruled by a mysterious leader called Big Brother who

keeps the population in thrall through strict surveillance and brutal police

repression. In a society where the individual is suppressed and turned into

an “unperson” for not conforming, and where not only personal thought, but

also historical record and language itself are constantly being manipulated

by the ruling regime, Ministry of Truth worker Winston Smith tries to make

sense of the rebellious thoughts and passions that are stirring inside him,

and finds himself impotent against the inexorable machine that surrounds him and

threatens to crush him at any time.

Arguably the greatest dystopian novel of all time and the most influential

post-war work of fiction – which enriched the English language with words

such as “Newspeak”, “doublethink” and “thoughtcrime” – Nineteen Eighty-Four

is a riveting read and a groundbreaking exploration of mass surveillance,

censorship and mind control, which has a deep resonance with the world we

live in.

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