Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

By George Orwell; Thomas Pynchon (Foreword by)

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452284234, 368pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2003

Description
A masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching...

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 imaginable the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.
With a foreword by Thomas Pynchon



NPR
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

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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