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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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This might very well be my favorite read of 2015 and easily ranks as one of my top all-time. I found myself riveted by the unwinding plight of Winston and Julia under the watchful eye of Big Brother ... Read full review

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Probably the best inadvertent Halloween book I could have picked up this month. I'm sure I was suppose to read this at some point in my schooling but I never did but I don't think I would have enjoyed ... 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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