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Required reading for a reason. The land of Oceanian is the epitome of the futuristic totalitarian regime on which all others are based on. A chilling account of what happens when the government goes unchecked. Big Brother is watching.
— Northshire Staff
If there is no word for freedom, how can anyone be free? Winston Smith lives in a nightmare world where the Thought Police spy on everyone and children are taught to betray their parents. Even the smallest sign of disagreement with the Party results in torture, imprisonment, or death. Big Brother oversees everything – but who is he? Winston tries hard to keep his thoughts and fears to himself. But then he meets Julia, a strong-minded young woman who is willing to run the terrible risk of their being found together. Will kindly Mr Charrington keep their secret? Can Winston and Julia find happiness despite the dangers that threaten them?
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About the Author
Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was an English writer. His work is characterized by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. He is best-known for his dystopian social-commentary novel 1984 and his allegorical fairytale Animal Farm.