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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, the Thought Police uncover every 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.
Genudgivelse med forord af Per Stig Møller. Uhyggelig realistisk skildring af et fremtidssamfund, hvor tre superstater har delt verden mellem sig. Winston Smith lever i Oceanien, som beherskes af "partiet", der med Store Broder i spidsen kontrollerer alt - selv tanker lader sig pejle. Alligevel har Winston forbudte tanker, og han kommer i kontakt med andre oprørere, bl.a. pigen Julia, som han forelsker sig i, hvilket i øvrigt også er forbudt.
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges . . . Animal Farm the history of a rebellion that went wrong is George Orwell s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
George Orwells klassiker nyoversat for første gang siden den oprindelige udgivelse i 1949. "Den, der kontrollerer fortiden,kontrollerer fremtiden;den, der kontrollerer nutiden,kontrollerer fortiden." Alt hvad du tænker og gør, registreres og rapporteres til Tankepolitiet. Det er år 1984. Winston Smith bor i Oceanien, hvor Partiet og den allestedsnærværende Big Brother overvåger borgerne ned til mindste detalje. Winston arbejder i Ministeriet for Sandhed, hvor han redigerer gamle dokumenter og aviser, så historien altid fremstår i overensstemmelse med Partiets sandhed. Men Winston længes efter frihed, og han opdager hurtigt, at den trang er livsfarlig.?1984 er et stærkt forsvar for tankens frihed, og George Orwells dystopi er mere aktuel end nogensinde.
Anført af grisene gør dyrene på Grevefarmen oprør mod deres forsumpede herre og opretter et strengt socialistisk samfund. Det varer imidlertid ikke længe, før grisen Snowball må overlade magten til Napoleon, som indfører et terrorregime ved hjælp af sin hundelivvagt og gør grisene til den herskende overklasse.
In 1943, there was an urgent need for Animal Farm. The Soviet Union had become Britain's ally in the war against Nazi Germany, and criticism of Stalin's brutal regime was either censored or discouraged. In any case, many intellectuals on the left still celebrated the Soviet Union, claiming that the terrors of its show trials, summary executions and secret police were either exaggerated or necessary. But, to Orwell, Stalin was always a "disgusting murderer" and he wanted to remind people of this fact in a powerful and memorable way. But how to do it? A political essay would never reach a wide enough audience; a traditional novel would take too long to write. Orwell hit on the inspired idea of combining the moralism of the traditional 'beast fable' with the satire of Gulliver's Travels. A group of farmyard animals, led by the pigs, overthrow their human masters. Their revolution is inspired by high ideals: the farm will be run in the interests of its animals with no more slaughtering, plenty of food for all and comfort in retirement. But when Napoleon the pig takes command, he quickly corrupts their principles, creating a new tyranny worse than the old. Orwell wrote Animal Farm in the middle of the Second World War, but at first no publishers wanted to touch it. It was finally published in August 1945, once the war was over. This little book quickly became a seminal text in the emerging 'cold war' (a phrase that Orwell himself coined). It also became a site of that conflict itself, suffering various attempts to subvert or change its meaning. Today, Animal Farm remains a powerful fable about the nature of tyranny and corruption which applies for all ages. Our edition also includes the following essays: Shooting an Elephant; Charles Dickens; Inside the Whale; The Frontiers of Art and Propaganda; Literature and Totalitarianism; Fascism and Democracy; Patriots and Revolutionaries; Catastrophic Gradualism; Some Thoughts on the Common Toad; Why I Write; Writers and Leviatha
One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World''Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.
The Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, Big Brother - 1984 itself: these terms and concepts have moved from the world of fiction into our everyday lives. They are central to our thinking about freedom and its suppression; yet they were newly created by George Orwell in 1949 as he conjured his dystopian vision of a world where totalitarian power is absolute. In this novel, continuously popular since its first publication, readers can explore the dark and extraordinary world he brought so fully to life.The principal characters who lead us through that world are ordinary human beings like ourselves: Winston Smith and Julia, whose falling in love is also an act of rebellion against the Party. Opposing them are the massed powers of the state, which watches its citizens on all sides through technology now only too familiar to us. No-one is free from surveillance; the past is constantly altered, so that there is no truth except the most recent version; and Big Brother, both loved and feared, controls all. Even the simple act of keeping a diary - as Winston does - is punishable by death. In Winston's battle to keep his freedom of thought, he has a powerful adversary in O'Brien, who uses fear and pain to enter his very thought processes. Does 2+2 = 4? Or is it 5? We find out in Room 101.Nineteen Eighty-Four was Orwell's last novel; but the world he created is always with us, as successive generations of readers find within it a mirror for their own times and a warning for the future.Our edition also includes the following selection of Orwell's essays, column extracts and broadcasts: A Hanging; Spilling the Spanish Beans; Reviews of Jack London, The Iron Heel; H. G. Wells, When the Sleeper Awakes; Aldous Huxley, Brave New World; Ernest Bramah, The Secret of the League ; England Your England; Looking Back on the Spanish War; Arthur Koestler; The Prevention of Literature; Politics and the English Language; Why I Write; Politics Vs Literature; Sir Walter Raleigh...
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. When the animals overthrow the oppressive Mr. Jones, they think their problems are over, but in Orwell's great indictment of the Russian Revolution, they find that power corrupts and they have merely swapped one form of tyranny for another.
Dyregården er en helt ny oversættelse af George Orwells verdensberømte roman Animal Farm - nyoversat for første gang siden den oprindelige udgivelse på dansk med titlen Kammerat Napoleon fra 1947.Under ledelse af grisene gør de undertrykte og overbebyrdede dyr på Herregården oprør mod gårdens dovne og fordrukne ejer Mr. Jones og fordriver ham fra gården. De grundlægger en ny filosofi, som de kalder animalisme, og de får deres egen kampsang. Herregården bliver omdøbt til Dyregården, og dyrene forestiller sig, at det er begyndelsen til et nyt liv bygget på frihed og lighed. Men gradvis etableres der en snu og hensynsløs elite af de intellektuelt overlegne grise ledet af den brutale gris Napoleon. Og de oprindelige idealistiske syv bud reduceres til ét bud: Alle dyr er lige, men nogle dyr er mere lige end andre. Dyregården er en grum og vittig politisk satire skrevet i fablens form rettet mod Stalins brutale diktatur i Sovjetunionen, og flere af bogens karakterer kan kobles til historiske personer. Et bidende skarpt eventyr for voksne, som gengiver udviklingen fra revolution mod tyranni til et lige så frygteligt totalitært styre. Budskabet er stadig helt aktuelt, og bogen optræder fortsat på lister over de bedste og mest populære bøger."… den lystigste parodi på det kommunistiske Rusland, som er skrevet, lige så hvas som vittig." – Hakon Stangerup"Det er en bog, der er så vittig i sin skildring af det Stalinistiske Rusland, at vittigheden får langt videre sigte. … den mest aktuelle, den morsomste og den mest realistiske bog fra vore dage." – Jens Kruuse
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' This is the opening sentence of the most influential novel of the twentieth century, in English or in any of the sixty or more other languages which boast a translation.
'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery of civil war' Antony BeevorEvery line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, chronicled in Homage to Catalonia. Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the vicious treachery of his supposed allies.A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia includes an introduction by Julian Symons.
The international bestselling classic from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The eighth volume in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GEORGE ORWELL,edited by Peter Davison,incorporates all Orwell's many textual changes and restores his original intentions where these have been obscured.Unavailable for 3 years.
'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'H tel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like.Includes an introduction by Dervla Murphy, as well as definitive footnotes assigned to Orwell.
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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War. It was the last and most mature of Orwell's documentary books.
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.
Världen plågas av kriget mellan de tre stormaktstaterna Eurasien, Ostasien och Oceanien. Kriget är konstant pågående och via tv-skärmar får befolkningen löpande information om framgångar och förluster, om fiender och allierade. Befolkningen i det som tidigare kallades England bevakas oavbrutet, i sina hem och var de än går. Minsta övertramp kan leda till fruktansvärda konsekvenser. På skärmar överallt visas bilden av Storebror, Oceaniens ledare, och partiets valspråk: Krig är fred, frihet är slaveri och okunnighet är styrka ... Klassikern "1984" publicerades för första gången 1949 och är en ständigt relevant reflektion kring konceptet med övervakningssamhällen. Eric Arthur Blair, mer känd under namnet George Orwell, var en brittisk författare och journalist som levde 1903-1950. Han är främst känd för sina verk "Djurens gård" och "1984", två verk som kännetecknas av Orwells medvetenhet om social rättvisa och starka motstånd till totalitarism. Hans kulturella inflytande, både inom politik och populärkultur, ger sig till känna än idag.
Contains the complete novels of George Orwell: Animal Farm, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Nineteen Eighty-Four.Includes explanatory notes on the etymology of the language 'Newspeak'.
A biting satire on dictatorship written during the Second World War and published in 1945, ANIMAL FARM is perhaps the most celebrated twentieth-century English satire after the same writer's NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.
George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator. This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell's character and his great works.
A searing account of George Orwell's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. His graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in Orwell's later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain.Includes illustrations, explanatory footnotes, and an introduction by Richard Hoggart.
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Introduced by leading historian Helen Graham, Homage to Catalonia is Orwell's first-hand account of the Spanish Civil War.
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's profound dystopian novel about a surveillance state far ahead of its time, featuring an introduction by writer and journalist Dorian Lynskey.