1984

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 17, 1983 - Fiction - 648 pages
1326 Reviews

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
Boring. Hard to read. - Goodreads
Loved this, thought the ending was AWESOME. - Goodreads
The prose was clunky. - Goodreads
An amazing book, with an amazing storyline and plot. - Goodreads
After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jakob - Goodreads

As my first choice book I read 1984 by George Orwell, I really enjoyed how he structured the plot at some points. But I easily have some questions on why he decided to write a couple parts the way he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle Smith - Goodreads

I wasn't disappointed. After countless pop culture references to this book and it cropping up on every list of "books you must read" I can honestly say that I went into it expecting greatness but ... 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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