Written in 1944, the novel entitled 1984 proved to be George Orwell’s most unnerving prophecy. Timelier than ever, Orwell’s dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to dominate people forms basis of one of the greatest novels of all time.
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Winston Smith reconstructs history for his nine-to-five job for the Ministry of Truth—a job similar to the one Orwell had with the BBC. With each falsehood that he writes and each truth that he buries, Winston grows to detest Big Brother more. His thoughts start to become his own but Big Brother is constantly watching and listening. Even thinking of creating a personal journal, or falling in love, is punishable by death.
Winston writes a journal and falls in love. Game on.
A stunning and haunting work that blessed us as a unique literary masterpiece, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is both unforgettable and unsettling, from beginning to end. There is no denial of the novel’s tight grip on entire generations or the influence of its warnings—an uncanny power that seems to gain strength, not lose it, with time.
Orwell’s 1984 rose to the top of best seller lists in late 2020 and 2021 because the world continues to evolve from the one which gave him his experiences and motives towards one which matches his gloomy predictions in a most uncanny fashion.