1984

1984

Author : George Orwell

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Rs. 225
Classification Fiction
Pub Date Feb 2020
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 330
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-89647-74-7
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about book

1984 is considered a work of political prophecy that continues to grow more haunting as it becomes more real with every passing day. Published seventy years ago as a warning against totalitarianism, English political novelist George Orwell wrote a dystopian tale that told us what the world would be without the freedom to think. It has now become one of the most significant novels of the 20th century.
The novel tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives in a society that follows a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. In this repressive world Big Brother controls everything, telescreens see everything, police helicopters circle overhead all the time, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal, the Ministry of Love deals in pain and despair, the Ministry of Peace wages war and dissent is not tolerated—even in the mind. Despite all this, 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.
The terrifying glimpse into a future that Orwell gives us in 1984 where everyone is a slave to a tyrannical regime has made it perhaps the most influential book of the 20th century.
With this special edition, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of this masterpiece.

About author

ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR (1903–1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist whose best-known works include the dystopian novel 1984 and the satirical novella Animal Farm. He is consistently ranked among the best English writers of the 20th century, and his writing has had a huge, lasting influence on contemporary culture. Several of his coined words have since entered the English language, and the word "Orwellian" is now used to describe totalitarian or authoritarian social practices.