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1984 (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition
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In Oceania, one of three totalitarian states that rule the world, Big Brother is watching. The Thought Police are listening. Reality is defined by the Party. And in London, at the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith’s job is to rewrite history. His dream, however, is to rebel. Winston is beginning to think for himself. In defiance of the State, he falls into a criminal love affair with his coworker Julia. But it isn’t until he joins the Brotherhood, an underground network of revolutionaries, that Winston discovers how high the cost of freedom may be.
Cautionary, prophetic, and inescapably contemporary, George Orwell’s prescient dystopian novel speaks truth to power in resisting government overreach, totalitarianism, and oppressive mass control.
Revised edition: Previously published as 1984, this edition of 1984 (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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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) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B088H7KLCG
- Publisher : AmazonClassics (5 January 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1406 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 319 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 9352664159
- Best Sellers Rank: 113 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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To every young person who has been assigned this book, know that you are reading a literary work of art. Many of you will understand and appreciate it, but if you love literature, please make a mental note to read this again when you are older. Youth brings with it eternal hope, boundless optimism and of course, hormones, so you will find yourself rebelling against the pessimism of the book itself - you will effectively be Winston raging against the machine, hoping, searching, questing for a way out. In short, you will cheat.
But when you get older, have a family, lose loved ones and see some of your dreams unfulfilled - when you witness entire nations and races of peoples born, live and die in brutal squalor - when you reflect on the technological advances made over the decades and gaze, with mouth agape, at how a people can be less advanced, less informed and less enlightened, not despite these innovations, but BECAUSE of them, then you will read 1984 as it was meant to be read...not as a dark, dystopian world you enter when you open the book, but a beautifully brutal warning that, even as you read it, is prophetically coming true around you.
Did you know, in Canada, there are now laws governing compelled speech, and it’s possible for you to go to prison for using the wrong words?? Well, the same is true in Orwell’s 1984.
If you read this book, you will look at our world differently. Maybe it will inspire you to create change, or maybe it will pummel you into submission just like so many people in Orwell’s novel.