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    1984: A Novel 1st Edition (English, Paperback, George Orwell)

    1984: A Novel 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, George Orwell)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pigeon Books India
    • ISBN: 9788190716147, 819071614X
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2009
    • Pages: 331
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    1984: A Novel presents George Orwell’s satirical take on totalitarianism, through the tyrannical hold of Big Brother on the dystopian state of Oceania.

    Summary Of The Book

    1984: A Novel is a work of dystopian science fiction and literary political fiction by English novelist George Orwell. It explores the concept of totalitarianism and underlines Orwell’s opposition to the same.

    The novel is set in the fictional province of Oceania, one of the most powerful states in the world. It is a state ruled by The Party, a government that espouses totalitarianism. Under the leadership of a man named Big Brother, The Party tyrannizes the populace, defending its ideology as favouring the greater good. It is divided into fours ministries, which are used to control the people in various ways, from monitoring their public and private lives to reducing rationing, from manipulating information to countering dissension in torturous ways.

    The protagonist is a man named Winston Smith, who works for The Party in the Ministry of Truth. He has the job of manipulating newspaper articles to ensure that every piece of historical information is in alignment with his party’s ideologies. He secretly harbours the desire to rebel against The Party, a desire he acts upon by keeping a record of his dissenting views on the totalitarian government.

    His secret betrayal eventually comes to light, leaving his life at the mercy of The Party. His illicit affair with a young mechanic named Julia forms an important part of the plot.

    The novel highlights themes like nationalism, censorship, sexual repression, constant government surveillance, public mind control, oppression of individuality, all of which are highly applicable to the 21st century political scenario. Seen from the perspective of the modern world, the manner in which Orwell’s prophetic vision has come to life is highly convincing and disturbing.

    First published in 1949, its premise and principles have become increasingly relevant in modern times. The book has been adapted for film, theatre, music, radio, video games, comics, and other works of literature.

    About George Orwell

    George Orwell was an English author, journalist, and literary critic.

    He wrote various novels, narrative documentaries, essays, newspaper columns, and book reviews. His written works include Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm, Homage To Catalonia, Coming Up For Air, The Clergyman’s Daughter, and The Road To Wigan Pier.

    His writing often focused on socio-political themes as well as experiences from his career as a journalist. Distinctly marked by lucidity, intelligence, and wit, it explored subjects like totalitarianism, social injustice, and democratic socialism. Over the years, several words and phrases coined by him have ingrained themselves in popular and political culture.

    Orwell was born as Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, Bihar, India. He attended the St, Cyprian’s School East Sussex, and later Wellington and Eton universities. He worked for the Indian Imperial Police in Burma for several years. Subsequently, a severe illness forced him to take time off from his official duties to recuperate. It was during this time that he decided to quit his job and pursue a career in writing. In the years that followed, he shifted base from England to France, and back to England again. He also took up a variety of jobs to keep himself financially afloat. His efforts to fight in the Spanish Civil War ended when he became severely wounded from a gunshot. His subsequent writing efforts bore fruit and turned him into a prominent figure worldwide. Orwell married Eileen O’Shaughnessy in 1936, and a few years after her death, he married Sonia Bromwell. He passed away in January, 1950, survived by his widow, Sonia and his son, Richard.

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    5

    1984 - a must read!

    The book dives deep into the dangerous mechanics of how a system can be designed to break the human will and chain the free spirit. The story revolves around the protagonist, Winston, a man who resists the manipulations of the dystopian political system and even plans to revolt against it. But at the end, he not only succumbs but actually embraces the current reign.

    Although the reading is a bit heavy at times, I would strongly suggest reading it at one go.

    Readers should watch the Apple...
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    Satyajit Datta%20Roy

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    A must read! Worth every paisa....

    I bought this book about 2 months back. I'm reading it rather slowly. I think that's the way to go with this book. Let it sink in. Put yourself in the position of the characters.

    You can't read this book without it affecting you at least a bit! Some scenes are pitiful, others make you want to put the books down and wonder whether this is where we're headed to.

    And as you read, you'll realize that all the 'doctrines' and the entire society Orwell has created in this book is truly believable....
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    Shawn Smith

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    13 Mar, 2013

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    Ultimate reality behind every ruling party's intention

    A simplest way to portray a barbarian totalitarianism in fiction story. The fear in the people which makes them to mould themselves towards the IngSoc idealogy is mindblowing.

    To make people believe what is said by the government(The Big Brother's party) as the solemn truth is really a herculean task but the agenda used to do so is just awesome and awful at the same time. "Past lies in mind, mind moulds for present" thingy is used properly to instigate the same.

    How Oligarchy treads into p...
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    Narendraprabhu Gurusiddappa

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    24 Sep, 2012

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    A Beautiful Book

    I am not one who is easily influenced, and I wouldn't say that the book completely convinced me. However, from a literary point of view, it is as beautiful as it gets. There are moments that make your heart stop, and make you grateful for the simple freedom and pleasures of life. A classic and a must read anyway.
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    Tulika Verma

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    Excellent

    Nice product *
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    Shubham

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    Simply awesome

    Till date the best novel I have read
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    SAIKAT MISRA

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    9 Jun, 2017

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    Just wow!

    Very good
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    Flipkart Customer

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    14 May, 2017

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    Not good

    Didn't like the font and the reading experience.
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    Rohith Asrk

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    Reading it will be a favour to your brain. And your soul.

    This book has in its pocket one of the rare exceptions of being revered and defiant at the same time. IT has ideas that rip through the guts of what you've learnt at school, and no puristic intellectual will cringe with contempt when you reference the title, unlike the case with other revolting books like The Fountainhead and The Catcher In The Rye.
    And oh, the ending's numbingly awesome (awful?)!
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    Kuwar Singh

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    29 Apr, 2015

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    wow

    What a book. Animal Farm is a must read book as you understand the concept of REVOLUTION. Orwell teaches you how to write ...he is a gem when it comes to writing. It's a small book with some 100 odd pages, u can spare some time as it does not take much time.
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