1984 (Everyman's Library Classics, #134)
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
Publish date: November 3rd 1992
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
1984 by George Orwell Winston Smith, lives in a land called Oceania. Here information is manipulated, and people’s actions are controlled and watched through global two-way televisions and an extensive spy network. Those who break rules either vanish or are ruthlessly punished. Smith tries to rebel ...
Big brother is watching you. Big brother knows of every move that you make, Big brother knows of every step that you take, Big Brother knows every single thing that you do, because you have no right to privacy. What a world to live in, huh? We are getting close to that world with every single day be...
So prophetic. TVs that can watch you, books being banned and no thinking allowed. I remember reading the book back in high school (a classmate had had to read the book and when the year ended many books were thrown into the trash - I rescued them) and I was not a fan of sci-fi at the time. I still a...
I've been meaning to reread this for a while and I'm glad I finally got around to it. A lot has been said about this book, but I guess for me it represents an interesting way to look at human psychology and the nature of truth and doublethink (the cognitive dissonance is awesome). Really the only ...
This book is quite terrifying. I think most everyone but me has read it or was forced to read it in high school. I was a delinquent student and missed out on this book somehow and decided to read it now. Don’t ask me why. It is perhaps a very bad time to decide to read this book about a world where ...