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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141391700
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99

Nineteen Eighty-Four




George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future, now annotated for students and with a new introduction by D. J. Taylor

Ever since its publication in 1948, George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian regime where Big Brother controls its citizens like 'a boot stamping on a human face' has become a touchstone for human freedom, and one of the most widely-read books in the world. In this new annotated edition Orwell's biographer D. J. Taylor elucidates the full meaning of this timeless satire, explaining contemporary references in the novel, placing it in the context of Orwell's life, elaborating on his extraordinary use of language and explaining the terms such as Newspeak, Doublethink and Room 101 that have become familiar phrases today. This is the essential edition of the essential book of modern times.

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141391700
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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