Nineteen Eighty-Four (Vintage Classics HB)
"The book of the twentieth century...haunts us with an ever-darker relevance" * Independent * "His final masterpiece... Enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history" * New York Review of Books * "Orwell remains the most indispensable English writer of his period" * Observer * "Matchlessly sharp and fresh... The clearest and most compelling English prose style this century" -- John Carey * Sunday Times * "Many writers and journalists have tried to imitate his particular kind of clarity without possessing anything like his moral authority" -- Peter Ackroyd * The Times *
George Orwell (1903-1950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.