Collins Classics - 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Collins Classics)
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‘Big Brother is Watching You.’
Winston Smith rewrites history. It’s his job. Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, he helps the Party, and the omnipresent Big Brother, control the people of Oceania. But the notebook he’s begun to write in is against the rules – in fact, the Thought Police could arrest him simply for having it. Despite the danger, a seed of rebellion has begun to grow in Winston’s heart – one that could have devastating consequences.
In George Orwell’s final novel, he explores a dystopian future in which a totalitarian government controls the actions, thoughts and even emotions of its citizens. Its lasting popularity is testament to Orwell’s powerful prose, and is a passionate warning for today.
”'His final masterpiece … enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history” - New York Review of Books
”'A profound, terrifying and wholly fascinating book … Orwell’s theory of power is developed brilliantly” - The New Yorker
”'A prophet who thought the unthinkable and spoke the unspeakable, even when it offended conventional thought” - Daily Express
”'Brilliantly constructed and told” - Guardian
‘There is not a smile or a jest that does not add bitterness to Orwell’s utterly depressing vision of what the world may be in 35 years’ time’ TIME -