1984

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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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Awesome premise, great writing. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Victoria Gómez Peláez - Goodreads

Brilliant. The plot was so interesting I couldn't stop reading it, and I finished the book in three days. The environment described was awesomely created, the theory explaining all the background of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miriam Stern - Goodreads

My head. My poor poor head. Forget any other dystopians because "1984" is the epitome of what a dystopian society is. Good God, I feel like I'll never be the same. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery ... Read full review

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Contents

A Note on the Text
10
Part I
18
Part II
234
Part III
485
The Principles of Newspeak
639
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

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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