1984 or Nineteen Eighty-Four is the novel of English writer George Orwell. He first published his novel in June 8, 1949 in London. Cover artist of this novel was Michael Kennard. This novel was set in Great Britain.
This novel advocates that ignorance is strength, war is peace and freedom is slavery. It is a science fiction novel and have written in classic style. In 2005, this novel was chosen by Time Magazine as of 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 of English language. Nineteen Eighty-Four or 1984 was adapted many time for the television screen, it was also adapted for the cinema 2 times and 2 times for radio.
Major characters of this novel are Winston Smith, Emmanuel Goldstein, Julia, O’Brien and Big Brother. This Book ranked on Editor’s List at 13 number and ranked on number 6 at Reader’s List. During the survey of BBC in 2003, “The Big Read” ranked this at number 8.
The novel’s story based on Winston Smith, member of outer party. He lives in Airstrip One and he works for the ministry of Truth that is responsible for the historical propaganda. The historical records support his party line because he re-writes many articles of the past newspaper. He lives alone in one-room apartment in London. His food consists of some synthetic meal, black bread, and Victory-branded gin.
The news revolves around the life of Paris Hilton and white girl. The girl is being kidnapped and raped. They are socially very familiar to be fanatical about the sex and to feel guilty about all this.
Characters: Winston Smith, Big Brother, Emmanuel Goldstein, Julia, Charrington, Aaronson, Jones, and Rutherford.