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  • George Orwell

    Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, the hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him. He knows even as he continues to pursue his forbidden love affair that eventually he will come to destruction. The year...read more

  • George Orwell

    'Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed for ever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.' Winston Smith works in the Ministry of Truth — or Minitrue as it is called in Newspeak — altering newspapers and reports to follow the arbitrary dictates of Big Brother’s propaganda. Beneath his outward conformity, Winston dreams of sharing his treasonable thoughts, breaking ’the locked loneliness in which one had to live’. And so he takes his first dangerous steps — writing a diary of his doubts and then falling in love with a woman of the Party, the beautiful and brave Julia. They know their love is...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell (1903-1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Considered a classic of dystopian fiction, ‘1984’ has contributed many terms to common usage, including Big Brother, doublethink, newspeak and thoughtcrime, while the adjective 'Orwellian' has entered the English language in the context of government deception, surveillance, and misleading terminology. The narrative unfolds in an imagined future when most of the world has fallen prey to omnipresent government surveillance, propaganda and endless war. In the novel ‘1984’, the protagonist Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a state where the Party scrutinizes every human action with Big...read more

  • George Orwell

    1984, le livre légendaire écrit par George Orwell, enfin disponible dans une nouvelle traduction française. Un regard terrifiant sur l'avenir et une menace très claire sur ce que pourrait être notre futur, avec un État omniprésent et ultra-répressif. 1984 est le livre incontournable de l'anticipation dystopique. L'histoire : Dans le futur, le monde a été divisé en trois empires qui se combattent en permanence : L'Océanie, l'Asie de l'Est et l'Eurasie. 1984 se passe à Londres, dans l'Océanie, une dictature. Winston Smith est le personnage principal du roman, un agent du Parti qui travaille au ministère de la Vérité. Son travail consiste à réécrire les articles de presse...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-Four is one of the most definitive texts of modern literature. Set in Oceania, one of the three inter-continental superstate that divided the world among themselves after a global war, Orwell's masterful critique of the political structures of the time, works itself out through the story of Winston Smith, a man caught in the webs of a dystopian future, and his clandestine love affair with Julia, a young woman he meets during the course of his work for the government. As much as it is an entertaining read, nineteen Eighty-Four is also a brilliant, and more importantly, a timeless satirical attack on the social and political structures of the...read more

  • George Orwell

    Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever... Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thought crimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is characterized by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell's work remains influential in popular and political culture, and the adjective 'Orwellian'—describing totalitarian and authoritarian social practices—is part of the English language, like many of his neologisms, such as 'Big Brother', 'Thought Police', 'Two Minutes Hate', 'Room 101', 'memory hole', 'Newspeak', 'doublethink', 'proles', 'unperson', and 'thoughtcrime', as well as providing direct inspiration for the neologism 'groupthink'. 1984 centers on the...read more

  • George Orwell

    Bringing the Best of George Orwell's 1984 & Animal Farm Together. Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel.A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time. George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society's blind march towards totalitarianism.The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where...read more

  • George Orwell

    War Is Peace! Freedom Is Slavery! Ignorance Is Strength! Big Brother is watching and listening. Yep, we're talking propaganda, the fabrication of "truth", the outlawing of dissent, the distortion of reality, endless war... and of course, thought crime. No we're not talking about the goings on on 2011, were talking about the 1949 NBC University Theater's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. This production originally aired on August 27, 1949, but is available today for your listening enjoyment. This is the very first adaptation of 1984 and it stars David...read more

  • George Orwell

    Winston Smith lebt in einem totalitären Überwachungsstaat. Von allen Wänden starrt das Bild des Parteiführers 'Großer Bruder', selbst in der eigenen Wohnung steht er unter ständiger Beobachtung. Winston, der als Angestellter selbst an der Verfälschung der Geschichte mitarbeitet, ist seit Langem ein Feind des Systems. Als er mit seiner Geliebten Julia den Kampf gegen den Staat aufnimmt, ist ihre Rebellion zum Scheitern verurteilt. Die aufrüttelnde Hörspielproduktion des dystopischen Klassikers ist gerade heute wieder erschreckend...read more

  • George Orwell

    «No creo que la sociedad que he descrito en 1984 necesariamente llegue a ser una realidad, pero sí creo que puede llegar a existir algo parecido», escribía Orwell después de publicar su novela. Escucha ahora este clásico de la ciencia ficción que se ha convertido en un manifiesto de la realidad. En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en la que la Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna...read more

  • George Orwell

    Here's the brilliantl BBC radio version of George Orwell's 1984 circa 1965 Starring Patrick Troughton as Winston Smith. Nineteen Eighty-Four, sometimes...read more

  • George Orwell

    “Who controls the past controls the future' . “War is peace' “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.” “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever” George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is characterized by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell's work remains influential in popular and political culture, and the adjective 'Orwellian'—describing totalitarian and authoritarian social...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. The animals of Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm are overworked, mistreated, and desperately seeking a reprieve. In their quest to create an idyllic society where justice and equality reign, the animals of Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers, establishing the democratic Animal Farm under the credo, “All Animals Are Created Equal.” Out of their cleverness, the pigs—Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball—emerge as leaders of the new community. In a development of insidious familiarity, the...read more

  • George Orwell

    'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges... This...read more

  • George Orwell

    'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' The animals of Manor Farm are in the midst of a revolution. Overworked and mistreated, they set themselves against Mr Jones and with flaming idealism and stirring slogans they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality; only to find that revolution isn’t always so simple. An allegory on totalitarian regimes, Animal Farm was banned in the Eastern bloc and is one of the great political works of the 20th...read more

  • George Orwell

    Animal Farm, one of the great social satires of our century, is based upon modern Eastern European history. First published in 1945, it is the classic fable of the utopian dream and the corruptive influences of power. When the animals at Manor Farm revolt against their master, Mr. Jones, their goal is to take over the farm and establish an ideal community based on hard work, honesty, and the equality of all animals. Guided by the memory of Old Major's utopian vision and the seven commandments, Animal Farm, as the animals have renamed it, briefly fulfills the ideal. Memories are short, however, and soon-through manipulation and aggression by those who assume power-the farm's founding...read more

  • George Orwell

    The allegorical novella ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell was first published in 1945. It is the story of farm animals that rebel against the farmer, intending to establish a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. With stirring slogans, they set out to create utopia. However, the rebellion is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state worse than it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. When ‘Animal Farm’ was first published, Stalinist Russia was its target. Today it is quite clear that wherever and whenever freedom is suppressed, the message of George Orwell’s masterpiece is still relevant. Time Magazine chose the book as one of the 100 best...read more

  • George Orwell

    Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was...read more

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell - Animal Farm Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm is an irresponsible, careless farmer who enjoys the alcohol a little too much and whose animals suffer from his neglect. One day they are fed up and, following the ideals of animalism, they drive the humans, who live at the expense of the hard working animals, off the farm. At last, animals can build a free and just society in which the fruits of their labor belong entirely to them and in which everyone is equal. Since the new order is threatened by enemies and traitors, a rigorous crackdown is being taken against them, and in order to preserve the young paradise, an appropriate administrative apparatus is needed, and of course not...read more