Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each 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. 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. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott-Smith and Pippa Nixon star in this new drama, part of BBC Radio 4's 'The Real George Orwell' season - a Radio 4 journey that explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell.
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George Orwell, geb. 1903 im indischen Motihari, wurde im renommierten Eton College erzogen. Er war Polizeioffizier in Burma, diesen Dienst gab er aber 1927 aus Protest gegen die britischen Kolonialherren auf. Danach schlug sich Orwell als Tellerwäscher, Lehrer, Buchhändler, Reporter in Paris und London. Als Freiwilliger kämpfte er auf Seiten der Republikaner im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. Veröffentlichungen von Sozialreportagen, Erlebnisberichten, politischen und literarischen Essays, Romanen sowie der klassischen Revolutionsfabel "Farm der Tiere". Er starb 1950.
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Sprecher Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Eccleston, Pippa Nixon
Erscheinungsdatum 25.02.2013
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781471331435
Verlag Random House UK
Spieldauer 113 Minuten
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Great book
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 02.11.2017
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A must have book in a collection. The book itself has not the best quality, therefore 4 stars.

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"Big Brother Is Watching You" Winston Smith lives in a totalitarian world ruled by a tyrannical regime that watches its citizens 24/7. Questioning Big Brother, disagreeing with the Inner Party or simply addressing the fact that history is being altered again and again will ultimately cost you your life. Despite... "Big Brother Is Watching You" Winston Smith lives in a totalitarian world ruled by a tyrannical regime that watches its citizens 24/7. Questioning Big Brother, disagreeing with the Inner Party or simply addressing the fact that history is being altered again and again will ultimately cost you your life. Despite knowing this Winston enters a secret relationship with Julia, a fellow free-thinker, and together they try to join the Brotherhood, an organisation rumored to work against the regime. Of course, their plan doesn't remain undiscovered for long and both of them soon learn, what happens to people in notorious Room 101... Since its publication in 1949 "1984" has lost nothing of its topicality nor its relevance. I am truly stunned by George Orwell's visionary novel and glad that I finally picked it up. Because of the detailed world-building and extensive explainations this book is quite a slow read. Despite that I could hardly put it down. "1984" is interesting, shocking and definitely thought-provoking. This novel is a must-read for lovers of classics as well as fans of the distopian genre.