Now available as an unabridged audiobook. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 'Who controls the past controls the future: In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century. Would you like to or? His final masterpiece. Enthralling and indispensible for understanding modern history ( Timothy Garton Ash )
Right up there among my favourite books Nineteen eighty four essays. I read it again and again ( Margaret Atwood )
More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of ( Jo Brand )
One of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century ( Margaret Drabble )
The book of the twentieth century ( Ben Pimlott ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece - one of the definitive and most influential novels of the nineteenth century. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.
Who controls the present controls the past'Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.