26 November, 2020

Ink, Mortar And Canon

A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

Ink, Mortar And Canon
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1984
George Orwell
1949; Pages: 267

The novel that made ‘Orwellian’ synonymous with oppressive regimes that use surveillance to control its citizens, it had a great opening line: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” The dystopian novel features Win­ston Smith, an emp­loyee of the Ministry of Truth. His doubts lead him to secretly begin a critique of the Party. He also falls in love with Julia, a co-wor­ker, and in an eerie twist they have to betray each other to survive. Smith is re-educated to be filled with unsurpassable love for Big Brother, the supreme leader.


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