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1984 - George Orwell
1984
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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... show more
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: hardcover
ISBN: 9780848832711 (084883271X)
Publisher: Main Road Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics, Dystopia
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BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
1.0 1984 by George Orwell
I went into this book expecting to be scared by it, and expecting to love it. While I was somewhat scared by it, I, unfortunately, didn't like it very much.   I really didn't like Winston very well. He is a weak, lustful, unpleasant character who contemplates murder and rape. I didn't like Julia. Sh...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
3.0 1984
So I'm on a mission to read several dystopians before I get sick of it like I did with the vampires. This one while as disturbing as Brave New World, and seems to be relevant for the 2017-2021 years at the moment, I didn't enjoy it like I did with Brave New World. That being said it is a bit more ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
2.0 1984 by George Orwell
Despite a great narrator, this book was painful to listen to. I understand what Orwell is trying to say with this story, but I've never read a book with violence, sex, and political intrigue that managed to be so excruciatingly boring. I have at times said that great nonfiction is so entertaining ...
PijanaPoMalinach
PijanaPoMalinach rated it
4.5 Rok 1984
George Orwell napisał swoją powieść, pod wpływem styczności z komunizmem, jako obserwator i dziennikarz w trakcie wojny domowej w Hiszpanii. "Rok 1984" jest dziełem wyjątkowym, bo wpisuje się doskonale w historię XX wieku. Wieku, który zaznał dwóch okrutnych i śmiercionośnych systemów polityczno-spo...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.0 '1984' by George Orwell
Is it bad that I had low expectations for this book? I do really love George Orwell's writing, and to be fair it exceeded them easily. I had the same question going into Brave New World: school's teach these just a year or two after you are reading YA dystopias and everyone conscripts them to make p...
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