ISBN 9780451524935,1984




Penguin Books

Publication Year 1950

ISBN 9780451524935

ISBN-10 0451524934


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)


Consider for a moment that all the freedom one takes for granted is stripped away. Consider how it would be to live in a world where the Government exercised totalitarian control over the past, the future and the present. In 1984, the world as we know it has ended. A superstate called Oceania stands over the remnants of the free countries of the world. It is governed by an authoritarian body known only as Big Brother. There is no escaping the eye of Big Brother, no running away from his gaze. In this world, Winston Smith leads a sad life, forming a part of the large group of citizens who are hired for a simple purpose: rewriting old newspaper articles to erase whatever Big Brother deems evil. Smith is an efficient worker, but he hates his masters. When he meets Julia, a like-minded woman, he falls in love with her. However, while Big Brother watches, there can be no freedom to love. In this world, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.

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