George Orwell


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As literary political fiction, 1984 is considered a classic novel of the social science fiction subgenre. Since its publication in 1949, many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, and Memory hole, have become contemporary vernacular. In addition, the novel popularised the adjective Orwellian, which refers to lies, surveillance, and manipulation of the past in the service of a totalitarian agenda. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked 1984 13th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. This edition includes footnotes, Appendix, and a new introduction.
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Daniela Ospina
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Un mundo distópico aterrador donde se elimina por completo el individualismo y cada rasgo de humanidad, nuestro protagonista logra mantenerse despierto y consciente y nos relata cómo es vivir así.

Анна Лаптинская
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Книга из ряда фантастики, но многое соответствует действительности...

Стас Димитренко
Стас Димитренкоshared an impression3 years ago

It,s book very great. I read in russian language before and now wanted to read in English.
It was good experience for me.


Courtney Cantrell
Courtney Cantrellhas quoted3 years ago
Nothing exists except through human consciousness.”
Валерия Митякина
Валерия Митякинаhas quoted4 years ago
Hate Week. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a
Nina Yasakova
Nina Yasakovahas quoted5 months ago
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition, we’re not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,” he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction. “Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”

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