Synopsis

THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

The year is 1984. War and revolution have left the world unrecognisable. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, is ruled by the Party, led by Big Brother. Mass surveillance is everything and The Thought Police ensure no individual thinking is allowed.

Winston Smith works at The Ministry of Truth, carefully rewriting history. But Winston dreams of freedom, and of rebellion. It is here that he falls in love with Julia, and starts a secret, forbidden affair with her - but in this world nothing can be kept secret, and they are forced to face consequences more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined.

A dystopian masterpiece, this is the powerful and prophetic novel that defined the twentieth century.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT HARRIS

Book information

ISBN: 9781784876555
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1820
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 282g
Height: 129mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 29mm