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1984 - George Orwell
1984
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Nineteen Eighty Four, by George Orwell - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory... show more
Nineteen Eighty Four, by George Orwell - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him. The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall. It depicted imply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features. Winston made for the stairs. It was no use trying the lift. Even at the best of times it was seldom working, and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours. It was part of the economy drive in preparation for Hate Week. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way. On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451516756 (0451516753)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 267
Edition language: English
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Classics, Dystopia
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arena21
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5.0 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 by becoming more priva...
arena21
arena21 rated it
5.0 1984
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 ...
arena21
arena21 rated it
5.0 1984
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 ...
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness rated it
4.0 1984
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...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.0 1984
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...
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