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Nineteen Eighty-Four (Paperback): George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four (Paperback)
George Orwell
R265 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R73 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.

1984 And Animal Farm (Paperback): George Orwell 1984 And Animal Farm (Paperback)
George Orwell
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Animal Farm (Paperback, 2 Ed): George Orwell Animal Farm (Paperback, 2 Ed)
George Orwell 3
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's timeless satire 'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . . Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.

Animal Farm (Paperback, Open Market Ed): George Orwell Animal Farm (Paperback, Open Market Ed)
George Orwell; Edited by Ronald Carter 1
R193 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Penguin Student Editions are complete unabridged texts of Penguin Classics, Modern Classics and some more recent titles, packaged with reading help for the student in the form of:

- accessible yet authoritative introductions
- glossary of cultural references and unfamiliar words
- stimulating activities and discussion points, including activities needed to prepare for essays and examinations
- chapter-by-chapter summaries
- plot and character outlines
- chronology of the historical events of the time
- overview of the ways famous critics have read the books

A student-friendly approach to literature - the way students want to read.

"It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine", wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945.

Politics and the English Language - By George Orwell (Paperback): George Orwell Politics and the English Language - By George Orwell (Paperback)
George Orwell
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Animal Farm - The Graphic Novel (Paperback): George Orwell Animal Farm - The Graphic Novel (Paperback)
George Orwell; Artworks by Odyr; Illustrated by Odyr 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The first ever graphic novel version of Animal Farm - a Times Book of the Year Animal Farm is the story of what happens when the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, and how their revolution goes horribly wrong. Now George Orwell's dark, timeless fable has been turned into a graphic novel for the very first time, illustrated in full colour by the renowned Brazilian artist Odyr to bring us a whole new work of art. 'This brightly coloured homage to Orwell's timely allegory is heartbreaking and elegant. Odyr's images of animals casting off their bonds and then living with the results of their revolution are painterly and evocative, both loose and illuminating' The New York Times

The Position of Peggy Harper (Paperback): Leonard Merrick The Position of Peggy Harper (Paperback)
Leonard Merrick; Foreword by George Orwell
R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set in British theatre-land in the very early twentieth century, The Position of Peggy Harper tells of Christopher Tatham's quest as an actor for a secure wage and fame. Tatham lurches from bit part to bit part, always hoping for the longed-for leading-man role, relying on the kindness of relations to keep him housed and clothed. A chance encounter with the enchanting Peggy Harper seems to pre-empt a change of fortune. Will they both attain the success they crave? Toasting engagements with ginger-beer, living hand-to-mouth, Merrick's seedy world makes for grim reading and when Peggy turns out to be as fame-hungry, vain and vacant as she first appears, Christopher's lot looks unlikely to improve. In an age in which fame and celebrity are widely courted and craved, The Position of Peggy Harper still makes for an intriguing and, potentially, cautionary tale.

Animal Farm (Hardcover): George Orwell Animal Farm (Hardcover)
George Orwell 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's fable of revolutionary farm animals - the steadfast horses Boxer and Clover, the opportunistic pigs Snowball and Napoleon, and the deafening choir of sheep - who overthrow their elitist human master only to find themselves subject to a new authority, is one of the most famous warnings ever written. Rejected by such eminent publishing figures as Victor Gollancz, Jonathan Cape and T.S. Eliot due to its daringly open criticism of Stalin, Animal Farm was published to great acclaim by Martin Secker and Warburg on 17 August 1945. One reviewer wrote 'In a hundred years' time perhaps Animal Farm ... may simply be a fairy story: today it is a fairy story with a good deal of point.' Seventy-five years since its first publication, Orwell's immortal satire remains an unparalleled masterpiece and more relevant than ever. The Authoritative Text. With an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. *This stunning edition of Animal Farm features period artwork by Elizabeth Friedlander, one of Europe's pre-eminent 20th-century graphic designers. Look out for complementary editions of Orwell's essential works Nineteen Eighty-Four and Down and Out in Paris and London.*

Fascism and Democracy (Paperback): George Orwell Fascism and Democracy (Paperback)
George Orwell 2
R50 R40 Discovery Miles 400 Save R10 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The feeling that the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world ... this prospect frightens me much more than bombs' On the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death, a new collection of his brilliant essays written during the Second World War Fascism and Democracy collects five brilliant examples of Orwell's writing during the darkest days of World War Two. Grappling with the principles of democracy and the potential of reform, the meaning of literature and free speech in times of violence, and the sustainability of objective truth, Orwell offers a compelling portrayal of a nation where norms and ideals can no longer be taken for granted. Like the best of Orwell's writing, these essays also serve as timeless reminders of the fragility of freedom.

Animal Farm (Hardcover, 50th anniversary ed): George Orwell Animal Farm (Hardcover, 50th anniversary ed)
George Orwell; Introduction by C. M. Woodhouse
R469 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R93 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since its publication fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication.

It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called "the conscience of his generation." A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.

This anniversary edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.

Animal Farm (Paperback): George Orwell Animal Farm (Paperback)
George Orwell; Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury 1
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. 'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished; its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable has since become a world-famous classic. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury.

All Art Is Propaganda - Critical Essays (Paperback): George Orwell All Art Is Propaganda - Critical Essays (Paperback)
George Orwell; Edited by George Packer; Keith Gessen
R382 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R70 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead.

"All Art Is Propaganda "follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."

A Clergyman's Daughter (Hardcover): George Orwell A Clergyman's Daughter (Hardcover)
George Orwell
R816 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nineteen Eighty-Four (Hardcover): George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four (Hardcover)
George Orwell 1
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

George Orwell’s famous Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published in 1949. This terrifying dystopia, which he created in a time of great social and political unrest, remains acutely relevant and influential to this day.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer and journalist Dorian Lynskey.

The year is 1984. The country is impoverished and permanently at war, people are watched day and night by Big Brother and their every action and thought is controlled by the Thought Police. Winston Smith works in the department of propaganda, where his job is to rewrite the past. Spurred by his longing to escape, Winston rebels. He breaks the law by falling in love with Julia, and, as part of the clandestine organization the Brotherhood, they attempt the unimaginable – to bring down the Party.

Notes on Nationalism (Paperback): George Orwell Notes on Nationalism (Paperback)
George Orwell 1
R25 R21 Discovery Miles 210 Save R4 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs' Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Politics and the English Language - By George Orwell Hardcover book (Hardcover): George Orwell Politics and the English Language - By George Orwell Hardcover book (Hardcover)
George Orwell
R674 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R148 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Down And Out In Paris And London (Hardcover): George Orwell Down And Out In Paris And London (Hardcover)
George Orwell 1
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

You can live on a shilling a day in Paris if you know how. But it is a complicated business.

When he was a struggling writer in his twenties, George Orwell lived as a down-and-out among the poorest members of society. In this early memoir, he recounts shocking experiences working as a penniless dishwasher in Paris, pawning clothes to buy a day’s worth of bread and wine, sleeping in bug-infested bunks, trading survival skills and cigarette butts with fellow tramps, and trudging between London’s workhouse spikes for a few hours’ sleep and tea-and-two-slices.

With sensitivity and compassion, Orwell exposed the hardships of poverty and gave readers an unprecedented look at life lived on the fringes of society. His vivid account is an enduring call to support the world’s most vulnerable people and exemplifies his belief that ‘The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.’

The Authoritative Text. With a new introduction by Kerry Hudson.

Animal Farm: Grade 12 (Paperback): George Orwell Animal Farm: Grade 12 (Paperback)
George Orwell
R158 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R24 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"For the first few minutes the animals could hardly believe in their good fortune. Their first act was to gallop in a body right round the boundaries of the farm, as though to make quite sure that no human being was hiding anywhere upon it; then they raced back to the farm buildings to wipe out the last traces of Jones's hated reign." When the animals chase their cruel master off the farm, freedom and equality seem within their grasp. But soon, ominous signs of corruption and greed appear. In this classic fable, George Orwell sounds a powerful warning of the dangers of totalitarianism. This edition of Animal Farm has been developed to prepare English Home Language learners in Grade 12. This book meets all the requirements of the new curriculum and the additional features provide extensive support and preparation for the Grade 12 examination.

Animal Farm (Paperback): George Orwell Animal Farm (Paperback)
George Orwell; Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

1984 Deluxe Edition (Paperback): George Orwell 1984 Deluxe Edition (Paperback)
George Orwell
R584 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nineteen Eighty-four (Paperback, Open Market ed): George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-four (Paperback, Open Market ed)
George Orwell; Edited by Ronald Carter, Valerie Durow; Introduction by Ronald Carter; Notes by Ronald Carter
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

1984 (German, Paperback): George Orwell 1984 (German, Paperback)
George Orwell
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 In stock
Nineteen Eighty-Four (Paperback): George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four (Paperback)
George Orwell
R228 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R52 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past' Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century.

Animal Farm (Paperback, 50th anniversary ed): George Orwell Animal Farm (Paperback, 50th anniversary ed)
George Orwell 2
R229 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Revisit Orwell's classic satire "Animal Farm"
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization--and in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors.

Animal Farm - The Illustrated Edition (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): George Orwell Animal Farm - The Illustrated Edition (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
George Orwell 1
R282 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R81 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...' Halas & Bachelor studio's classic and controversial 1954 animation of Animal Farm, George Orwell's chilling fable of idealism betrayed, was the first ever British animated feature film. This landmark illustrated edition of Orwell's novel was first published alongside it, and features the original line drawings by the film's animators, Joy Batchelor and John Halas.

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