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Synopsis: It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him. The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall. It depicted imply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features. Winston made for the stairs. It was no use trying the lift. Even at the best of times it was seldom working, and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours. It was part of the economy drive in preparation for Hate Week. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way. On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.
Review: "Outside, even through the shut window pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered everywhere."
The year is 1984; the scene is London, largest population center of Airstrip One.
Airstrip One is part of the vast political entity Oceania, which is eternally at war with one of two other vast entities, Eurasia and Eastasia. At any moment, depending upon current alignments, all existing records show either that Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia and allied with Eastasia, or that it has always been at war with Eastasia and allied with Eurasia. Winston Smith knows this, because his work at the Ministry of Truth involves the constant "correction" of such records. "'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
In a grim city and a terrifying country, where Big Brother is always Watching You and the Thought Police can practically read your mind, Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. He knows the Party's official image of the world is a fluid fiction. He knows the Party controls the people by feeding them lies and narrowing their imaginations through a process of bewilderment and brutalization that alienates each individual from his fellows and deprives him of every liberating human pursuit from reasoned inquiry to sexual passion. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Newspeak, doublethink, thoughtcrime--in 1984, George Orwell created a whole vocabulary of words concerning totalitarian control that have since passed into our common vocabulary. More importantly, he has portrayed a chillingly credible dystopia. In our deeply anxious world, the seeds of unthinking conformity are everywhere in evidence; and Big Brother is always looking for his chance. --Daniel Hintzsche
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. Twenty-fifth printing. Hardcover. 314 pp. Near fine, in a like unclipped jacket. Jacket has very slight wear at the spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 056717
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Book Club Edition. DJ: some rubbing & edgewear; few small creases at edges. Book: some rubbing & edgewear; some yellowing; overall clean & tight. 314 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 31629
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, N. Y, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book Club Edition. Covers and protected jacket in near fine shape, bindings traight, pages clean and unmarked. a tiny dot and a small greenish smudge on the outer block are the only flaws. The outside of the dust jacket is a replica of the first edtion, but the inside flaps are updated. A very nice book club edition, probably issued in 1984 but a date is not stated on the copyright page. A lovely copy, rare and collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 010927
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