George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience. The Party controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother. In his longing for truth and liberty, Winston begins a secret love affair with fellow worker Julia but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
The Nightmare of Room 101
It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. That first arresting sentence of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four transports us immediately into a world that is real enough...Read more