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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876555
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.00

1984




Four of George Orwell's most essential books, 1984, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia available for the first time in Vintage Classics with a stunning and unexpected new cover look

THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

The year is 1984. War and revolution have left the world unrecognisable. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, is ruled by the Party, led by Big Brother. Mass surveillance is everything and The Thought Police ensure no individual thinking is allowed.

Winston Smith works at The Ministry of Truth, carefully rewriting history. But Winston dreams of freedom, and of rebellion. It is here that he falls in love with Julia, and starts a secret, forbidden affair with her - but in this world nothing can be kept secret, and they are forced to face consequences more terrifying than either of them could have ever imagined.

A dystopian masterpiece, this is the powerful and prophetic novel that defined the twentieth century.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT HARRIS

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876555
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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