• Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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ISBN 9780198829195

'If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever.'Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), George Orwell's final novel, was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period, and has been a huge international bestseller over many decades. Continually in print, it has long been controversial, both in its immediate Cold War context and in later history.

It is in some ways a realist novel, but in others is more akin to a work of science fiction, a dystopia or a satire. It also has strong affiliations to Gothic in its plotting, motifs and affective states. Full of horror and terror, it contains prophetic dreams and a central character who thinks of himself as a 'monster', a 'ghost' and 'already dead'.

Like Frankenstein and Dracula, it is fascinated by the power of a documentary remnant addressed to an unknownreader.


  • Series:Oxford World's Classics
  • Format:
    • Paperback / softback
    • 304 pages
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press
  • Imprint:Oxford University Press
  • ISBN:9780198829195
  • Published:28 Jan 2021
  • Classifications:
    • Literature & literary studies,
    • Fiction & related items,
    • Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • Readership:
    • General (US: Trade)
  • Weight:208g
  • Dimensions:196 x 130 (mm)
  • Pub. Country:United Kingdom