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Paperback Published on: 03/07/2008
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Doesn't live up to the hype
Everyone must know the story of 1984 and the hell it spawned when someone used it an inspiration for a television show. Written in 1948, Orwell envisions a... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
Big Brother is watching you
This book is fascinating and renowned for its political message. Is it a warning for the future or are we already there?
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking
The greatest book ever written.
The messages resonate as much today as they ever have. Terrifying and beautiful.
Sam Morcom
Dystopian classic
Orwell's dystopian world is a truly terrifying and bleak place. A society controlled by 'The Party', and ultimately by Big Brother who watches and listens ... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield


The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts' collection, discover the classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . .

First published in 1949, 1984 is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.

'Right up there among my favourite books . . . I read it again and again' Margaret Atwood

'More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of' Jo Brand


  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141036144
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 187g
  • Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 20 mm

Customer Reviews

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An excellent novel!
This marvellous parallel to the real-life Cold War situations in Russia with the communist uprising in the East is beautifully and seamlessly matched with ... READ MORE
Dr H Orwell
The original dystopian future
Have been meaning to read this since 1984, and i finally did. I read Animal Farm for English at school, and always meant to read this, but life happened. ... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
All came true
So much of this book has become fact. The National Lottery, control of communications, exercises in the morning (remember Mad Lizzy and the Green Goddess?)... READ MORE
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Brilliant.Totally messes with your head.
ieuan morgan
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Extremely good book about a Big Brother society where people`s lives controlled by the government. The freedom isn`t there for the individual and there`s c... READ MORE
The most important book you'll ever read.
This book has changed the way I look at everything. The concepts expressed strike fear into me because of the ever impending doom that modern society will ... READ MORE
Brilliant book!
I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic novel! I have not been able to put it down over the past two weeks. The chilling vision that Orwell writes perfectly is... READ MORE
Jake Falcon
A classic
I feel like everyone has to read this book. It is, for the most part, a very easy but interesting read, however I would rate it 4 stars because towards the... READ MORE
Harriet Hall
Put it on your ‘To read’ list !
I was recommended this book a couple of years ago by an old teacher at school and I’m so glad I listened and gave it a go. Personally, I found it to be gri... READ MORE
Olivia Perrett
A disagreeable victim of its time
Whilst it can be certain that at the time of publication the subject matter of 1984 was somewhat groundbreaking and well translates the fears of privacy an... READ MORE
A classic
I read this book whilst completing my A Levels however, despite it being school work it was not a chore! Thoroughly enjoyed and there is an unexpected twis... READ MORE
Teyah Jones
Interesting book but not the easiest read
I really enjoyed the book. Not the easiest read, with some parts towards the end a bit dry. Definitely worth the effort, especially since it's a classic
Cormac Kealey
a book that takes you on an unforgettable journey
This is a must read recommendation for me, a piece of literature that delivers suspense and shock to the reader. It is a nightmare played out through each ... READ MORE
Ismail Eyamba