Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell
Release date: 1949
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fictiondystopia + social science fiction

1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three great powers. Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war with the other. Throughout Oceania, 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries, whose power is absolute – the Ministry of Peace, which deals with war, the Ministry of Love (headquarters of the dreaded Thought Police), which deals with law and order, the Ministry of Plenty, which deals in scarcities, and the Ministry of Truth which deals with propaganda. The authorities keep a check on every action, word, gesture or thought.

(updated 2015-01-07)

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