1984 (Google eBook)

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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
Boring. Hard to read. - Goodreads
Loved this, thought the ending was AWESOME. - Goodreads
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After slow start, the novel picked up the pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Julian Mirano - Goodreads

"Power is not a means; it is the end." "That is the world we are preparing, Winston. A world of victory after victory." These quote, to me, summarize the entire book. They were finally the answers to ... Read full review

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User Review  - ZoŽ (readbyzoe) - Goodreads

Goodness gracious this was very unsettling. I'm already a pretty paranoid person, so the idea of Big Brother was both very intriguing but also extremely frightening. I really enjoyed reading this, 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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