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1984: Introduction by Julian Symons (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

One of the most celebrated classics of the twentieth century, Orwell’s cautionary tale of a man trapped under the gaze of an authoritarian state feels more relevant now than ever before.

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. 

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of non-fiction and fiction.

ISBN: 9780679417392

ISBN-10: 9780679417392

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Publication Date: 11/03/1992 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/03/1992 - 12:00am

Pages: 384

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Classics

Fiction / Dystopian

Fiction / Satire