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'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

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  • Paperback

    9780241341650

    June 1, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9781784874155

    April 16, 2018

    Vintage Classics

    RRP $29.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141393049

    January 30, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    368 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141391700

    January 2, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    400 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
    George Orwell

    Hardback

    9780436231315

    August 15, 1999

    Secker

    352 pages

    RRP $99.99

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
    George Orwell

    Hardback

    9781857151343

    December 2, 1992

    Everyman

    326 pages

    RRP $27.99

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