1984 (Text Classics)

Author(s): George Orwell; Charlotte Wood (Introduction by)

Text Classics

Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic dystopian taleOne of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . . Nineteen Eighty-Fouris George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.%%%One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's dystopian tale Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . . Nineteen Eighty-Fouris George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.'More relevant to today that almost any other book that you can think of' Jo Brand'Right up there among my favourite books...I read it again and again' Margaret AtwoodGeorge Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) was an accomplished social, political and literary commentator and essayist known for his non-fiction works The Road to Wigan Pierand Homage to Catalonia. His most famous novels, Animal Farmand 1984 have influenced a generation of twentieth century political satirists and dystopian novelists. This edition of Orwell's seminal novel is introduced by Professor Peter Davidson.

$12.99(AUD)

Available Stock:
1


Add to Wishlist


Product Information

Short-listed for Australian Book Design Awards, Literary Fiction 2017 (Australia).

'Right up there among my favourite books...I read it again and again.' Margaret Atwood 'The book of the twentieth century...haunts us with an ever-darker relevance.' Independent 'A profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book...Orwell's theory of power is developed brilliantly.' New Yorker 'A book that goes through the reader like an east wind, cracking the skin...Such are the originality, the suspense, the speed of writing and withering indignation that it is impossible to put the book down.' V. S. Pritchett 'A remarkable book; as a virtuoso literary performance it has a sustained brilliance that has rarely been matched in other works of its genre...It is as timely as the label on a poison bottle.' New York Herald Tribune

George Orwell, born Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950) was a teacher, novelist and journalist. He also served his country, including in the Home Guard during the Second World War. He later became the literary editor of the Tribune and wrote for the Observer and Manchester Evening News. The author of nine books, Orwell is best know for the allegorical Animal Farm (1945) and dystopian satire 1984 (1949). They have gone on to become two of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

General Fields

  • : 9781925355765
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : October 2016
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.9/12
  • : 320
  • : George Orwell; Charlotte Wood (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1216