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Nineteen Eighty-Four by Orwell, George

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  • Sales Rank:5,637,829
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.6 x 1
  • Publication Date:1949
  • ASIN:B009ONWIAO
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Orwell tried to depict a totalitarian state, where the truth didn't exist as such, but was merely what the "Big Brother" said it was. Freedom was only total obedience to the Party, and love an alien concept, unless it was love for the Party. The story is told from the point of view of Winston Smith, a functionary of the Ministry of Truth whose work involved the "correction" of all records each time the "Big Brother" decided that the truth had changed. The Party slogan said that "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past", and they applied it constantly by "bringing up to date" the past so as to make it coincide with whatever the Party wanted.

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