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1984

George Orwell

Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers

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Summary

The basic plot of this historic novel revolves around the concept that no person has freedom to live life on his or her own terms. No place is safe to run or even hide from a dominating party leader, Big Brother, who is considered equal to God. This is a situation where everything is owned by the State. The world was seeing the ruins of World War II. Leaders such as Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini prevailed during this phase. Big Brother is always watching your actions. He even controls everyone’s feelings of love, to live and to discover.
Julia, a young girl who is morally very rigid comes into the fore. She too hates the system as much as Winston does. Gradually, they get into an affair but have to conceal their feelings for each other, as it will not be acceptable by Big Brother. In Big Brother’s bad world, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.
Nineteen Eighty Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.
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Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Services. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His works spoke out against the social injustice that was prevalent at that time.  His unique political allegory 'Animal Farm' was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include 'Burmese Days', 'Down and Out in Paris and London', 'The Road to Wigan Pier' and 'Homage to Catalonia'.

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