One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's dystopian tale 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101... 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regularly appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.
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I read this book in high school and its my favorite book to date. It made me fall in love with dystopian novels. I recently had a yearning to read it again so I ordered it in hardcover because I adore ... Read full review
Hands down one of the best books I have read. This book kept me so intrigued the whole way, I couldn't put it down! Orwell gives an amazing view on what could happen and how different the world could be.