Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
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George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101.
'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.
If you enjoyed Nineteen Eighty-Four, you might like Orwell's Animal Farm, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
Prefaţator: Thomas Pynchon
George Orwell (pseudonimul literar si jurnalistic al lui Eric Arthur Blair) s-a nascut in 1903 in India si a murit de tuberculoza, la Londra, in 1950. Orwell a studiat la Eton intre 1917 si 1921, publicind in diferitele reviste ale colegiului, iar intre 1922 si 1927...AFLĂ MAI MULTE Vezi toate cărţile
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