1984, George Orwell (60th Anniversary Edition)


George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 is the story of one man’s nightmare odyssey through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information, but also individual thought and memory. A minor functionary named Winston Smith joins a covert brotherhood and pursues a forbidden love affair against the cold, gray backdrop of the Republic of Oceania—only to become a hunted enemy of the state . . . and of Big Brother.

Now, sixty years after it was written, Orwell’s prophetic, haunting tale of conformity, repression, and identity strikes a disturbing chord. As we follow Winston Smith through his rebellion, imprisonment, torture, and reeducation, we witness firsthand the destruction of the truths and freedoms that make us who we are, and the creation of a world where black is white, two plus two equals five, and evil is good.

With an afterword by Erich Fromm.

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