Author(s): George Orwell
As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It depends on you.?In an age of inescapable surveillance, fake news, alternative facts, would-be Big Brothers and endless low-level wars, Orwell?s warning still speaks to us today, and with greater force than ever before.Republished with a new introduction by Dennis Glover, author of The Last Man in Europe, Orwell?s prophetic masterpiece is truly a story for our times. Orwell?s courage and his refusal to be silenced inspire hope that, ultimately, the spirit of humanity will win through.
"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.