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Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition
  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718193645
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition



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

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...

With an introduction and notes by D. J. Taylor.

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718193645
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

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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