Nineteen Eighty-four: The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey (Penguin Essentials) (Penguin Essentials, 95)

Nineteen Eighty-four: The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey (Penguin Essentials) (Penguin Essentials, 95)

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ISBN13: 9780141036144
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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian tale One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's 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 regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 336
Item Height 25 mm
Item Width 110 mm
Item Weight 200 Gram
Product Dimensions 110 x 25 x 180
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback | 336

His final masterpiece. Enthralling and indispensible for understanding modern history * Timothy Garton Ash *
Right up there among my favourite books ... I read it again and again * Margaret Atwood *
More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of * Jo Brand *
One of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century * Margaret Drabble *
The book of the twentieth century * Ben Pimlott *
Right up there among my favourite books ... I read it again and again * Margaret Atwood *

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.