* Book by George Orwell
* Published in 1949
* 1984 is literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction.
* Considered a classic novel because of its content, plot, and style.
* Themes of – Nationalism, Futurology, Censorship, and Surveillance
* The book popularized the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of the past by a totalitarian or authoritarian state.
* In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
* It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 13 on the editor's list, and 6 on the reader's list.
* In 2003, the novel was listed at number 8 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.
* The Oceanian province of Airstrip one is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thought crimes.
* Their tyranny is led by Big Brother
* The protagonist of the novel is Winston Smith
* Winston is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism.
* His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line.
* Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother.
* Principle Characters (other than Winston Smith)
* Julia—Winston's lover, is a covert "rebel from the waist downwards" who publicly espouses Party doctrine as a member of the fanatical Junior Anti-Sex League
* Big Brother—the dark-eyed, mustachioed embodiment of the Party who rule Oceania.
* O'Brien—a member of the Inner Party who poses as a member...