George Orwell

1984

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.
369 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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Impressions

    Анна Лаптинскаяshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Книга из ряда фантастики, но многое соответствует действительности...

    Daniela Ospinashared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

    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.

    Стас Димитренкоshared an impression4 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.

Quotes

    Courtney Cantrellhas quoted4 years ago
    Nothing exists except through human consciousness.”
    Ksyusha Pavlovahas quoted6 years ago
    That the choice for mankind lay between freedom and happiness, and that, for the great bulk of mankind, happiness was better.
    Jam Trimorhas quoted2 years ago
    He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable.

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