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- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1983; US$ 12.95
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.98
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell?s entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books have... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior people with black faces'. Against the prevailing orthodoxy, Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 17.58
Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play, by the hopelessness of preaching to the poor and by debts she cannot pay in 1930s Depression England. Suddenly her routine shatters... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 15.98
Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 47.05
Contains the complete novels of George Orwell: Animal Farm , Burmese Days , A Clergyman's Daughter , Coming up for Air , Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Nineteen Eighty-Four . Includes explanatory notes on the etymology of the language 'Newspeak'. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.98
In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards. Throughout history, some... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 14.38
'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested... more...