Nineteen Eighty-Four | Granta

  • Published: 20/06/2024
  • ISBN: 9781783789924
  • Granta Books
  • 376 pages

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative has never been more essential reading.

Winston Smith obeys the Party, rewriting history at the Ministry of Truth. But increasingly, Winston grows to hate the persecution of those who commit Thoughtcrime. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…

This 75th anniversary edition contains reproduced facsimile pages from Orwell’s original manuscript, and a new introduction by Sandra Newman, author of the Sunday Times bestselling Julia.

One of the most significant novels of the twentieth century


Right up there among my favourite books... I read it again and again

Margaret Atwood

The Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born Eric Arthur Blair in India. An author and journalist, Orwell was the author of many books, including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four, and was one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature.

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