1984 Summary

1984 has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. Many terms used in the novel have entered common usage, including Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, prole, and memory hole. Nineteen Eighty-Four also popularised the adjective "Orwellian", connoting things such as official deception, secret surveillance, brazenly misleading terminology, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. Time Magazine included it on its 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was placed on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, reaching No. 13 on the editors' list and No. 6 on the readers' list. In 2003, the novel was listed at No. 8 on The Big Read survey by the BBC. Parallels have been drawn between the novel's subject matter and real life instances of totalitarianism, communism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression among other themes.

Book Reviews


Pretty good5 star

I had to read this for school and I went into it thinking it was going to be boring like the ones before it, but it wasn’t so read it. 💁🏽‍♀️55

motorcycle guy1826

Must read!5 star

Eye opening !55


Prophetic Book5 star

This book makes me believe that Orwell had access to a time machine. The devolution of society as described in this book is so spot on that it seems it can’t be an accident.55

Reginald Von Klaus

Excellent Read5 star

More people need to read this book. The world would benefit.55


Orwell was the best psychic ever!5 star

Used to be great fiction. Then Biden announced his ministry of truth. Now it’s terrifying non-fiction.55


One of the most fascinating book you’ll ever read5 star

Orwell is a class act. The awe-inspiring style of writing along with the edge of the seat suspense coupled with a sense of longing that it invokes in the reader is just masterful. This book is a perfect testament to what is happening presently in the world. Let this be a lesson to everyone to not blindly believe what the government tells you. Freedom is NOT slavery.55

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