1950 . Fiction, Politics, Classics . George Orwell, Christopher Hitchens
This edition features George Orwell's best known novels – 1984 and Animal Farm – with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Animal Farm is Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution -- an account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. But are they?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
6 days ago
I can't say that I've read anything like it before. It's unique and holds your attention. The idea of animals rising up and rebeling is, in a way, a comical take on authoritarianism.
1 week ago
Great examples of why authoritarian policies need to be opposed. Very good reading.
1 year ago
Really interesting (in several levels)