Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic
dystopian tale One of Britain's most popular novels, George Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian
ideology propagated by The Party. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of
Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from
every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When
Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be
dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police
helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to
question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will
not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts
they invented Room 101. . . Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's
terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone
is slave to a tyrannical regime. The novel also coined many new words and
phrases which regular appear in popular culture, such as 'Big Brother',
'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink' and 'Newspeak'.

George Orwell—Nineteen Eighty-Four

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