Publication Date: May 6, 2003
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With a foreword by Thomas Pynchon
A masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching...
View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984.
Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man’s nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale.
More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginablethe destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.
This beautiful paperback edition features deckled edges and french flaps -- a perfect gift for any occasion.
Thomas Pynchon is the author of V.; The Crying of Lot 49; Gravity?s Rainbow; Slow Learner, a collection of short stories; Vineland; Mason & Dixon; Against the Day; and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity?s Rainbow in 1974.
George Orwell's dystopian vision offers such devastating political commentary that it's rarely described as a suspense novel. But author and former CIA operative Barry Eisler says the book simply proves just how powerful a thriller with a message can be. More at NPR.org
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