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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 17, 1983 - Fiction - 648 pages
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In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.


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An amazing book, with an amazing storyline and plot. - Goodreads
At first, I felt iffy about the ending. - Goodreads
I thought the imagery was amazing. - Goodreads
The writing is painfully dry at times. - Goodreads
Orwell's prose is brilliant and polished. - Goodreads
After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kaya - Goodreads

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” Orwell caught me off guard. After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. True, it was all depressing, dark and hopeless. For some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

This book messed with my mind quite a bit! I read it over a span of several weeks, yet is was easy to remember a lot of things. I love how this book doesn't have a happy ending, at least in my opinion ... Read full review

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A Note on the Text
Part I
Part II
Part III
The Principles of Newspeak

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GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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