Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Cover picture from goodreads
So much better than the television show...


George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was an English author, journalist and revolutionary opposer to totalitarianism.


The story of Winston Smith presents the world in the year 1984, after a global atomic war, via his perception of life in Airstrip One (England or Britain), a province of Oceania, one of the world's three superstates; his intellectual rebellion against the Party and illicit romance with Julia; and his consequent imprisonment, interrogation, torture, and re-education by the Thinkpol in the Miniluv. (source: Wikipedia)


Everybody should know this story by now, nobody should miss it nor his other master piece "Animal Farm". Else, read it now online.
I simply got "Nineteen Eighty-Four" from the library in my home town when I was still quite young *cough*, I read it during a car ride on the way to a family meeting.


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