Gratis Apple eBook: 1984 by George Orwell (Englisch)

Gratis Apple eBook: 1984 by George Orwell (Englisch)

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Bei Apple Books gibt es gerade kostenlos das eBook 1984 by George Orwell zum download.

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1984 is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 as Orwell’s ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, 1984 centres on the consequences of government over-reach, totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviours within society. More broadly, it examines the role of truth and facts within politics and their manipulation.

The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters a forbidden relationship with a co-worker, Julia.

1984 has become a classic literary example of political and dystopian fiction. Many terms used in the novel have entered common usage, including Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, prole, and memory hole. Nineteen Eighty-Four also popularised the adjective “Orwellian”, connoting things such as official deception, secret surveillance, brazenly misleading terminology, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. Time included it on its 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was placed on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, reaching No. 13 on the editors’ list and No. 6 on the readers’ list. In 2003, the novel was listed at No. 8 on The Big Read survey by the BBC. Parallels have been drawn between the novel’s subject matter and real life instances of totalitarianism, communism, mass surveillance, and violations of freedom of expression among other themes.

 

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    Daniel
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    Daniel(@dricklin)
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    Auch „Animal Farm“ aus derselben Publikationsserie scheint kostenlos zu sein.

    Desmond
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    Desmond(@desmond)
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    Danke für den Zusatztipp!

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    donig(@donig)
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    Über den Link bin ich auf dem korrekten Buch gelandet. Beim Kauf im Store wurde kein Preis angezeigt, Sekunden später wurde 17.90 CHF abgebucht. Finger weg!

    donig
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    donig(@donig)
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    Der Kommentar kann ignoriert werden, ich hatte Tomaten auf den Augen.

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