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• Its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania
• If we find it necessary to communicate with you, it will be through Martin
Scholarcy Summary
By George Orwell
This edition published March 2020 in England by Obooko Publishing, with immense respect and gratitude to the author.
Published in compliance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the United Kingdom, exclusively for registered members of the Obooko website.
You may use this free edition strictly for your personal enjoyment only: it must not be hosted or redistributed on other websites without the written permission of the publishers nor offered for sale in any form.
If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher.
PART ONE
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
Some are concerned with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour-plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way under the soil like a submarine under the water, or an aeroplane as independent of its base as a sailing-ship; others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun’s rays through lenses suspended thousands of kilometres away in space, or producing artificial earthquakes and tidal waves by tapping the heat at the earth’s centre
None of these projects ever comes anywhere near realization, and none of the three superstates ever gains a significant lead on the others.
He propped the book against his knees and began reading: Chapter I
Ignorance is Strength
Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low.
The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century, Ingsoc in Oceania, NeoBolshevism in Eurasia, Death-Worship, as it is commonly called, in Eastasia, had the conscious aim of perpetuating UNfreedom and INequality.
These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, had been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government
As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they were less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they were doing and more i

• Its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania
• If we find it necessary to communicate with you, it will be through Martin
Scholarcy Summary
By George Orwell
This edition published March 2020 in England by Obooko Publishing, with immense respect and gratitude to the author.
Published in compliance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the United Kingdom, exclusively for registered members of the Obooko website.
You may use this free edition strictly for your personal enjoyment only: it must not be hosted or redistributed on other websites without the written permission of the publishers nor offered for sale in any form.
If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher.
PART ONE
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
Some are concerned with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour-plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way under the soil like a submarine under the water, or an aeroplane as independent of its base as a sailing-ship; others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun’s rays through lenses suspended thousands of kilometres away in space, or producing artificial earthquakes and tidal waves by tapping the heat at the earth’s centre
None of these projects ever comes anywhere near realization, and none of the three superstates ever gains a significant lead on the others.
He propped the book against his knees and began reading: Chapter I
Ignorance is Strength
Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low.
The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century, Ingsoc in Oceania, NeoBolshevism in Eurasia, Death-Worship, as it is commonly called, in Eastasia, had the conscious aim of perpetuating UNfreedom and INequality.
These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, had been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government
As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they were less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they were doing and more i

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  1. 1. Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel By George Orwell 2020 If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher Abstract Published in compliance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the United Kingdom, exclusively for registered members of the Obooko website. You may use this free edition strictly for your personal enjoyment only: it must not be hosted or redistributed on other websites without the written permission of the publishers nor offered for sale in any form. If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher. Cover image: Pete Linforth www.obooko.com Findings We have won the battle for production! Returns now completed of the output of all classes of consumption goods show that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20 per cent over the past year Its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania Scholarcy Highlights  Published in compliance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the United Kingdom, exclusively for registered members of the Obooko website  If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher  Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him  Inside the flat a fruity voice was reading out a list of figures which had something to do with the production of pig-iron  The instrument could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely. He moved over to the window: a smallish, frail figure, the meagreness of his body merely emphasized by the blue overalls which were the uniform of the party
  2. 2.  Its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania  If we find it necessary to communicate with you, it will be through Martin Scholarcy Summary By George Orwell This edition published March 2020 in England by Obooko Publishing, with immense respect and gratitude to the author. Published in compliance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in the United Kingdom, exclusively for registered members of the Obooko website. You may use this free edition strictly for your personal enjoyment only: it must not be hosted or redistributed on other websites without the written permission of the publishers nor offered for sale in any form. If you paid for this book, or to gain access to it, we suggest you demand a refund and report the transaction to the publisher. PART ONE It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him. Some are concerned with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour-plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way under the soil like a submarine under the water, or an aeroplane as independent of its base as a sailing-ship; others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun’s rays through lenses suspended thousands of kilometres away in space, or producing artificial earthquakes and tidal waves by tapping the heat at the earth’s centre None of these projects ever comes anywhere near realization, and none of the three superstates ever gains a significant lead on the others. He propped the book against his knees and began reading: Chapter I Ignorance is Strength Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low.
  3. 3. The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century, Ingsoc in Oceania, NeoBolshevism in Eurasia, Death-Worship, as it is commonly called, in Eastasia, had the conscious aim of perpetuating UNfreedom and INequality. These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, had been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they were less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they were doing and more intent on crushing opposition. It occurred to Winston that for the first time in his life he was looking, with knowledge, at a member of the Thought Police PART THREE The Party prisoners were always silent and terrified, but the ordinary criminals seemed to care nothing for anybody They yelled insults at the guards, fought back fiercely when their belongings were impounded, wrote obscene words on the floor, ate smuggled food which they produced from mysterious hiding-places in their clothes, and even shouted down the telescreen when it tried to restore order. Opposite Winston there sat a man with a chinless, toothy face exactly like that of some large, harmless rodent His fat, mottled cheeks were so pouched at the bottom that it was difficult not to believe that he had little stores of food tucked away there. Winston did not look at him again, but the tormented, skull-like face was as vivid in his mind as though it had been straight in front of his eyes Findings We have won the battle for production! Returns completed of the output of all classes of consumption goods show that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20 per cent over the past year. Its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania The Principles of Newspeak Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism. Without a full understanding of the principles of Ingsoc it was difficult to use these words correctly
  4. 4. In some cases they could be translated into Oldspeak, or even into words taken from the A vocabulary, but this usually demanded a long paraphrase and always involved the loss of certain overtones. In somewhat the same way, the party member knew what constituted right conduct, and in exceedingly vague, generalized terms he knew what kinds of departure from it were possible His sexual life, for example, was entirely regulated by the two Newspeak words SEXCRIME and GOODSEX. In addition there were great numbers of words which at first sight appeared to be mere abbreviations and which derived their ideological colour not from their meaning, but from their structure As it could be contrived, everything that had or might have political significance of any kind was fitted into the B vocabulary. For more free legally-licensed fiction and non-fiction books please visit Obooko.com

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