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Author Orwell, George, 1903-1950, author

Title 1984 / by George Orwell ; introduced by Charlotte Wood
Published Melbourne, Victoria The Text Publishing Company, 2016


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Description xiv, 297 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in what remains of a Britain ravaged by revolution. His every move is monitored by the Thought Police, who are responsible for detecting dissent against the Party and its leader, Big Brother and eliminating it. When he meets Julia, Winston thinks he might have found love, and a fellow loather of the Party. But when the pair are arrested and sent to the sinister Room 101 for re-education, their bond and commitment to their shared cause will be tested to its limits. George Orwell's dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949. One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about tyranny and the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state
Analysis Australian
Notes Copyright © Eric Blair 1949. Introduction copyright © Charlotte Wood 2016
Subject Conspiracy -- Fiction.
Totalitarianism -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Political fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Reading nook.
Author Wood, Charlotte, 1965- writer of introduction
ISBN 9781925355765
Other Titles Nineteen eighty-four