Nineteen Eighty-Four

By George Orwell; Thomas Pynchon (Foreword by); Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452284234, 368pp.)

Publication Date: May 2003

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Description
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 imaginable the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.
This beautiful paperback edition features deckled edges and french flaps -- a perfect gift for any occasion.




About the Author
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) (1903-1950) wrote fiction, journalism, criticism, and poetry. His nine books include the classics "Animal Farm" and "1984".

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon.

Erich Fromm until his death in 1980, was professor at Michigan State University; and adjunct professor of psychology at New York University from 1955 to 1968. He also served as head of the Department of Psychoanalysis at the Medical School of the National University of Mexico. His many works include "The Art of Loving, Man for Himself, Escape from Freedom, The Heart of Man, and The Revolution of Hope."


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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