1984 by George Orwell1984 by George Orwell

1984

byGeorge Orwell

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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It is 1984, and the worlds' three major powers-Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia-are constantly at war. In Oceania, where the Party is in power, the thought police unearth every act of dissent, and Big Brother is always watching. Winston Smith, a dutiful citizen of Oceania, works for the Ministry of Truth as a propaganda writer who rewrites history to suit the needs of the authoritarian government. But when Winston falls in love with fellow worker Julia, they begin to question the very system they work for, placing them in immense danger. Pursuing their forbidden love affair, Winston plans a rebellion against the Party in order to regain the freedom to shape his own future. But the ever-watchful Big Brother will not tolerate opposition, and for those who speak up against the system or dare to think what the Party does not want them to think, Room 101 awaits them . . .

1984 is George Orwell's haunting prophesy of the future, which has held multiple generations of readers spellbound in its chilling and terrifying vision of life under a totalitarian regime. Powerful and unforgettable, this still-relevant novel explores the obliteration of truth, individuality and liberty in a world where the ruling power seeks to control everything, from information to thought and memory.

ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR(1903-1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist whose best-known works include the dystopian novel 1984 and the satirical novellaAnimal Farm. He is consistently ranked among the best English writers of the 20th century, and his writing has had a huge, lasting influence on c...
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Title:1984Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic- Great Read Really great book to get one to think about how we are shaped by our world and how we act/react to it. Must read.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful Interesting story with a lot of themes that seem especially relevant to our times
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright it was good but I wouldn't re-read. this one has a nice cover page.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok I read this book for the first time this summer. After reading Animal Farm, which I give 5 stars, I decided to read this book. Maybe when it came out it was worth 5 stars, but I just don't think it's a must read today. It's the second Orwell book that I read, and probably my last.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Fun read overall and interesting, a classic for a reason.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A must read for everybody.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is a great read, it's entertaining and makes you think about society. Very relevant still today.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome The climax of this story was intense!!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read After re-reading this for the first time in 15+ years I enjoyed it. Wasn't the way I remember but still a great read. Must read if you haven't. Classic!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read This is one of those books you decide to read 1 chapter before bed and finish in a night. Worth a read for everyone.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book - A Must Read Imagine your every move under surveillance..being watched, analysed for even a possibility of negative thought toward those in power. This book is one of the best I have ever read. This is one that I strongly recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My passion for George Orwell I bought a copy of 1984 last month and am totally enjoying it. I had read it once before, yet seeing that it is making a comeback, I wanted to re-read it. Big Brother is definitely a real force that many can relate to today. I am amazed at the ability of Orwell to create this story in 1945, when it holds so many applications for our world today. This is a superb and excellent read!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The is one of the best books ever written. It is a chilling and frightening look at a totalitarian society.where everything a person does is constantly watched. How do you fight for freedom this type of society? Can you actually succeed? The book is great for a thought provoking discussion. A masterpiece.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still love teaching it.. A discussion-provoking piece of timeless political literature. I have taught this novel in Upper Level literature and still enjoy the conversation, debate, and ideas the reading produces. Even after so long, the work is still intimidatingly relevant in our global culture.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant one of the best books that I ever came across.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book This book is another book that changed my perspective on the world. I strongly recommend reading this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great classic. Great classic about dystopia. Introduces the concept to kids nicely.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent even for people who don't generally read classics! This book was excellent, a classic, and is very applicable.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding The great dystopian novel. I sat in shock for several minutes at the end of this book. It's implications overwhelmed me.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant George Orwell works wonders in this dystopian novel. Although I did not grow fond of any of the characters, I definitely admired the passion of the human spirit that was evident in the protagonists. This is a book that everyone should read at least once. The lack of closure at the conclusion of the book further adds to the atmosphere and impact of the book. A wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the first books I Read and loved! One of the first books I Read and loved!
Date published: 2016-11-21

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"1984 . . . is the most influential book ever written, and so you could say the greatest book ever written. . . . Orwell's prose is not trying to show off, but trying to stand out of the way so that the ideas are much stronger. Orwell turned political ideas into a work of art that's transcendent, even after 60 years." - Robert Harris for The Independent