by George Orwell
List(s):"Racine Library List"
"Carp 500"
Category: "Fiction - S. F./Fantasy"
Year of Publication:1949
Date Read:03/12/1994
Notes:In some bleak future world, a low-level government functionary named Winston Smith indulges in two unforgivable thought crimes — He has kept a diary and he has fallen in love with a woman named Julia. The novel highlights Western society’s failures and carries them to their ultimate, nightmarish extreme.

COMMENTS — Intended as a warning about the menaces of totalitarianism. Many of Orwell’s coinages, such as “Newspeak” became bywords for modern political abuses.
My Rating: 6

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