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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Penguin
Release date: 3 September 1998
ISBN-10 : 014027877X | ISBN-13: 9780140278774
Novel (3), Science Fiction (3), Dystopia (2), British (2), Sex (2), Affair (2), Torture (2), Political (2), Authoritarian (2), Original Language (2), 1940s (2), Cult (2), Fiction (2), Classic (2), Literature (2), Read For School (1)
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" “It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body... On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralysed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth."


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When Literature Creates Language (40 books items)

"Big Brother n. informal a person or organisation exercising total control over people's lives. -ORIGIN 1950s: from the name of the head of state in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). doublethink n. the acceptance of conflicting opinions or beliefs at the same time. -ORIGIN 1949: coined by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. newspeak n. ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda. -ORIGIN 1949: an artificial official language in George Orwell's Nin"


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""Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." p. 30 "Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows." p. 84 "You're only a rebel from the waist downwards." p. 163 "Confession is not betrayal. What you say doesn't matter: only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you - that would be the real betrayal." p. 173"


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