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1984 / George Orwell with an introduction by Thomas Pynchon and a note on the text by Peter Davison.

1984 / George Orwell with an introduction by Thomas Pynchon and a note on the text by Peter Davison.
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ISBN 9780241416419 (paperback)
Name Orwell, George, 1903-1950 author.
Title 1984 / George Orwell with an introduction by Thomas Pynchon and a note on the text by Peter Davison.
Published New York : Penguin Books, 1989.
©1949
Description xxx, 355 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes Originally published: 1949.
Summary 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. 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' 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 regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.
Subjects Totalitarianism -- Fiction
Dystopias -- Fiction
Conspiracy -- Fiction
Genre Political fiction
Dystopian fiction
Other Names Pynchon, Thomas writer of introduction.
Davison, Peter, 1951- writer of note.
Series Penguin classics
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