Nineteen Eighty-Four The Novel

By: Orwell, George

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pp251; vintage paperback in good condition; age darkened but clean pages; ink on inside front cover; Creased Spine with edge rubbing; Light edgewear; front cover lower right edge is creased; ref; Penguin ID 972; this edition is not for sale in the USA1984 centers on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviors within society. Orwell modeled the totalitarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984 when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employs the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four The Novel

Author Name: Orwell, George

ISBN Number: 0140009728

ISBN-13: 9780140009729

Location Published: UK, Penguin Books UK, Secker & Warburg: 1970

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Used-Good

Size: 4.375 x 0.5 x 7.125 inches

Type: Mass Market Paperback

Categories: Classic Literature, Dystopian Science Fiction

Seller ID: PGB0002346

Keywords: bungay suffolk, made and printed by in great britain by richard clay (the chaucer press) ltd