1984 by George Orwell

English language

Published May 3, 2021 by Independently Published.

ISBN:
979-8-4768-4406-8
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by the English novelist George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair). It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

Also contained in:
Novels (Animal Farm / Burmese Days / Clergyman's Daughter / Coming Up for Air / Keep the Aspidistra Flying / Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Novels (Animal Farm / Nineteen Eighty-Four)

157 editions

Una obra fundamental sobre el totalitarismo.

5 stars

Distopía escrita por George Orwell en los años cuarenta del siglo XX, 1984 ha marcado nuestra concepción, nuestra comprensión de lo que es un totalitarismo. Y no solo el soviético estalinista al que alude de manera más obvia con ese Gran Hermano con bigote cuya mirada en los carteles parece seguirte, sino también a otros totalitarismos más sutiles, vigentes, que afectan íntimamente nuestra esfera privada.

Para quien piense que es una exageración que nuestra sociedad también esté, al menos en parte, retratada en esa novela, le traigo una anécdota de lo más ilustrativa: hace unos años Amazon, por problemas con la editorial de varios de los libros de Orwell, eliminó de todos los dispositivos Kindle, a distancia, precisamente 1984 y Rebelión en la Granja. Y lo hizo sin necesidad de entrar casa por casa, sin necesidad de quemar papel. Fue cuestión de que un tipo en un edificio lejano apretara …

Review of '1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Collins Classics)' on 'Storygraph'

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There is much to love about this story, and the morals and messages Orwell tried to illustrate with it, but the use of <spoiler>rape/sexual violence imagery</spoiler>, although maybe used to illustrate the extent of this world, has a very undesirable effect in that it seems to normalise the idea that ideas of <spoiler>rape</spoiler> are commonplace and should be embraced.

Review of '1984 by George Orwell' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Seemed like an appropriate last book to close the year of 2016. I first read 1984 in the year 1984, but I was only 12 then, so rereading it now gave a much deeper appreciation for the depth of Orwell's insight. If you'd asked me 10 years ago I would have said Brave New World had come closer to anticipating our modern problems, but after watching the proponents of Brexit and the Trump campaign flat out lie and deny the truth with no accountability or consequence, I'm no longer so sure that Orwell didn't come closer to the mark. Considering the book was written in 1948, that's no small feat.

Two quotes that struck me as particularly relevant:

"Talking to her, he realized how easy it was to present an appearance of orthodoxy while having no grasp whatever of what orthodoxy meant. In a way, the world-view of the Party …

Review of '1984 by George Orwell' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Two words recurrently came to my mind while I was reading the book – “Hauntingly beautiful”.

That’s how brilliant this book is. I would’ve given it 10 out of 5 stars, if I could. Orwell delivers a masterful stroke of fiction – or is it fiction? It seems more like a premonition of sorts, a guide as to what could possibly happen in future if we’re not careful. I had heard about what a genius Orwell was - and though I got a taste of it in “Animal Farm” – “1984” was kind-of-a full blown force hitting your face!

In short, this is a story of the world in a dystopian setting, where a Totalitarian empire presides over much of humanity, controlling them in every aspect possible – down to their thoughts. A world where every action of yours is recorded and monitored by the “Telescreen” – not unlike the …

Review of '1984 by George Orwell' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This book was more disturbing than I thought it would be. While well written, I couldn't really get enjoyment out of the story. I guess I like to believe that mankind is mostly good and will always rise over evil. So, I guess I prefer books that reinforce those beliefs. And this was certainly not the book for that.

Review of '1984 by George Orwell' on 'Goodreads'

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Once this was the go-to book if you wanted to understand surveillance society. It still holds, but contemporary surveillance has also moved past this into a new kind of dystopia, that does not rely on men sitting behind cameras watching your every move without you giving them permission. Contemporary surveillance relies on our own participation, that we make our own lives available in data that is then easily made into statistics and profiling. The figure of the Citizen, that voluntarily desires surveillance as in Facebook is one example that 1984 never understood. Goodreads is part of this regime too of course. Contemporary surveillance tries more to prevent crime (through so called "pre-crime") than punish those who did it in the past. That's why profiling and computer-based warning-lists are more important for it (have 30 dubious books on your Goodreads and you are certain to pop up on some surveillance list). …

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