George Orwell

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 648


George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his...

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Rafael Castillo De la Cruz

Probably my favourite book I have ever read. A classic warning of what the world may become if the good people don't fight against it, depicting the most savage, inhuman dark fasets of mankind.

Probablemente mi libro favorito de todos. Una clásica advertencia de lo que el mundo podría convertirse en si la gente buena no lucha contra ello, mostrando las facetas más salvajes, inhumanas y oscuras de la especie.


Bookaxe Characteristics for 1984

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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