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"1984 - the novel marking the end of communism."
George Orwell's 1984 revolves around Winston Smith, an office worker who performs censorship duties in Oceania's Ministry of Truth as a small cog in the wheel of a monstrous state apparatus. For years, doubts have been gnawing at him about the legitimacy of the system in which even a blink of the eye can cost him his life. The novel begins with the first step towards putting this initially purely intellectual resistance into action: Winston opens a diary. He subsequently falls in love with a young female colleague, and together they begin a love affair that, in the dictatorship that invades every aspect of life, is in itself an act of high treason. Even though they have different views on the society they live in, they are united by the rejection of its narrow moral corset and the desire for individual freedom and, not least, a right to love and feel. While Winston understands HOW the machinery of tyranny works, he does not understand WHY the massive effort of its surveillance and repressive apparatus is undertaken. When they decide to seek contact with the underground opposition and eventually end up in the hands of the repression apparatus of the state, Winston learns the true background of Oceania's society. Until his death, George Orwell was a convinced socialist - all the greater was the effect his work, published in 1949, had on the political left of the time. On the political left, the Soviet Union was seen as the realisation of Marx's ideas, the workers' paradise that would free the enslaved masses from their shackles. Orwell was one of the few leftists of his time who dared to shake this narrative. Under the impression of the undeniable terror of Stalinist rule and its cynical, opportunistic cooperation with fascist and capitalist foreign countries, he criticised the hypocrisy and inhumanities of the real communism with Animal Farm and 1984.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BSV1XCDK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pretorian Media (23 Jan. 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3905 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 315 pages

Customer reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 84,797 ratings
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    I don't know why I'm tempted by this, despite already having 4 versions of it on my kindle

    Doubleplus hot for the deal, but I have to say I was disappointed by this book given all the fuss...great first half, disappointing second half.
    Yes, me too. Felt a bit anti climatic. But I suppose there was a deeper meaning to it.
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    it wasnt meant to be a guide book
    Hahaha! Very astute and original observation!
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    so is it a case of

    all editions of 1984 are equal, however some copies of 1984 are more equal
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    Haha, possibly the least suitable/worst cover art I’ve ever seen!

    Makes it look like it’s a Beano comic or something, rather than a bleak but prescient caution about totalitarianism and unquestioning conformity.
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    Orwell probably a freemason and knew what was coming.
    He never guessed it would be this bad 😁
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    What a visionary
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    Whoa, there was another 1984 post earlier today. Literally 1984.
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    Thanks Boz..
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    A year predicted by George Orwell in his novel of the same name.
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    The greatest book ever written? The warning to all of us about what is happening now?
    The problem is that his book was used as a manual rather than a warning...
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    paperback only £2.50 too
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    87p for the Audiobook
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    Nightmares of English Literature in the 80's come flooding back. I grew to hate this book (edited)
    Really.. I had far from the madding crowd! You were very lucky
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    Practicaly a full house on 1984 deal bingo in only 20 comments.
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    Welcome to rassija...
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    Thanks Boz
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