This year, fake news and alternative facts have come to the forefront of our world. Yes people, newspeak is real. A resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 have sent it back into the bestseller list. Let’s consider the fact that it was published in the late 1940s, and 1984 is over 50 years old – poor Winston Smith has been resisting Big Brother for a very long time.
Here are a handful of the cover designs that have made an appearance over the years …
‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent – even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101 . . .