George Orwell's 1984
George Orwell s novel about the perils of totalitarian rule, the story of Winston and Julia, remains poignant more than 50 years after its 1949 publication. Nineteen Eighty-Four paints the bleak picture of a society in which all information is controlled by the government, also known as Big Brother. Here is a ready-reference tool for students interested in this dystopian classic, especially those with an eye toward research. Offering 50 percent new material over the previous edition, 1984, Updated Edition includes the most relevant critical interpretations available.