|dc.title||Nineteen eighty-four (1984)|
|dc.subject||England – Fiction, Oceania – Fiction, Airstrip One- Fiction, Dystopia – Fiction, Communism – Fiction, Big Brother – Fiction, Winston Smith – Fiction, Doublethink – Fiction, Newspeak – Fiction, 1984-Fiction, War – Fiction|
|dc.description||A man loses his identity while living under a repressive regime. Winston Smith is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country’s leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship — and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.|
|dc.date||July 1, 1950|
|dc.format||Paperback 328 Pages 4.3 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches|
|dc.relation||Nineteen eighty-four (1984) by George Orwell orginally published by Signet June 8, 1949|
|dc.rights||All rights reserved|
Orwell’s classic dystopia 1984 explores a future of totalitarian regime control. Even thought is monitored, for thoughtcrime is a punishable offense. In this new society, the rich have all the advantages, and the poor must suffer through a monotonous existence punctuated by the disappearance and “reprogramming” of their friends, family, and co-workers. A culture of snitching is encouraged, as to rat out someone else may keep you safe for another day. Big Brother is always watching.
Originally published in 1948, it has been banned and challenged repeatedly on social and political grounds, as well as sexual content. It ranks as high as #5 most challenged book of all time. It was banned and burned in the U.S.S.R. under Stalin’s rule for its’ negative attitude toward communism, and reading it could’ve resulted in your arrest. It has also been banned and challenged in many U.S. schools. During the Cold War, a teacher in Wrenshall, Minnesota was fired for refusing to remove 1984 from his reading list. In 1981, it was challenged in Jackson County, Florida for being pro-communism!
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