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With a foreword by Thomas Pynchon

A masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching...

View our feature on George Orwells 1984.

Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwells classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one mans nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale.

More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable—the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.

This beautiful paperback edition features deckled edges and french flaps — a perfect gift for any occasion.

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A humorous, light-hearted story about one man's fight against a puritanical totalitarian government from the award-winning Philip K. Dick.

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Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules—no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs—all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of messaging to the public. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the government’s founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcell’s closet. In this buttoned-up society, maybe all a revolution needs is one really great prank . . .

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This new centennial edition is the masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching.

About the Author

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V.; The Crying of Lot 49; Gravity's Rainbow; Slow Learner, a collection of short stories; Vineland; Mason and Dixon; Against the Day; and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.

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D.B. Pacini, July 10, 2009 (view all comments by D.B. Pacini)
A MASTERPIECE STILL:

I first read this book as a teen, it was a class assignment. I recently read it again and I'm still blown away by it. I don't know many people that have not read this masterpiece. It was first published about sixty years ago. In today's times it is definitely a profound and visionary book to read again. I assume that it is still recommended reading to students. It certainly should be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284234
Foreword:
Pynchon, Thomas
Afterword:
Fromm, Erich
Foreword by:
Pynchon, Thomas
Foreword:
Pynchon, Thomas
Author:
Orwell, George
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Author:
Pynchon, Thomas
Afterword by:
Fromm, Erich
Afterword:
Fromm, Erich
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
science-fiction;government;nuclear war;society;propaganda;morality;totalitariani
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Centennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 122
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x 0.48 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 192 pages Plume Books - English 9780452284234 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A humorous, light-hearted story about one man's fight against a puritanical totalitarian government from the award-winning Philip K. Dick.
"Synopsis" by ,
Following a devastating nuclear war, the Moral Reclamation government took over the world and forced its citizens to live by strictly puritanical rules—no premarital sex, drunkenness, or displaying of neon signs—all of which are reinforced through a constant barrage of messaging to the public. The chief purveyor of these messages is Alan Purcell, next in line to become head of the propaganda bureau. But there is just one problem: a statue of the government’s founder has been vandalized and the head is hidden in Purcell’s closet. In this buttoned-up society, maybe all a revolution needs is one really great prank . . .
"Synopsis" by , This new centennial edition is the masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching.
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