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
However, the ending was rather anticlimactic. - Goodreads
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The plot is interesting. - Goodreads
Always a sucker for happy endings. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

When you see that every detail written here is happening now..you know how great this novel is! I just kept wondering while reading how he could create this plot previously correctly as if he were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikolas Kalar - Goodreads

And here it is. Orwell's dystopian masterpiece. Like Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, 1984 succeeds in depicting its failed society with a certain amount of special cutting commentary. 1984 ... 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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