One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World'
'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
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Maybe you’ve never read 1984, or maybe it’s been a while. Whatever the case, we can’t think of a better moment to pick up George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a society under absolute government control, where no person or “fact” is free from Big Brother's shadowy manipulations. Orwell’s dark tour de force clearly still resonates—more than 70 years post-publication, 1984 is flying off the shelves.
a great book, really enjoyed . didnt give it five stars because of the ending. but must be read atleast once in a lifetime
Orwell predicted the future. Stuff like this is going on in America, Russia and North Korea right now.