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1984 by George Orwell. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.

1984 by George Orwell. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.
(pub. 1949) Webmaster's Note, 5/10/2007 - We have been informed by the rights holder that this work is still copyrighted in our territory. So we have removed it. You may still read our original summary though to the left. Also commonly titled as Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 is possibly the definitive dystopian novel, set in a world beyond our imagining. Winston Smith is a middle-aged, unhealthy character, based loosely on Orwell's own frail body, an underling of the ruling oligarchy, The Party. But Winston believes there is another way. 1984 joins Winston as he sets about another day, where his job is to change history by changing old newspaper records to match with the new truth as decided by the Party. "He who controls the past, controls the future" is a Party slogan to live by and it gives Winston his job, but Winston cannot see it like that. You will meet many recognisable characters, themes, and words which have become part of our everyday life as you read 1984. Fan of this book? Related:  free ebooks

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room." Bent over their instruments, three hundred Fertilizers were plunged, as the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning entered the room, in the scarcely breathing silence, the absent-minded, soliloquizing hum or whistle, of absorbed concentration. Meanwhile, it was a privilege. Responds by budding. Mr.

Fifty Orwell Essays Title: Fifty Orwell Essays Author: George Orwell * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: 0300011h.html Edition: 1 Language: English Character set encoding: Latin-1(ISO-8859-1)--8 bit (html) Date first posted: August 2003 Date most recently updated: January 2010 This eBook was produced by: Col Choat colc@gutenberg.net.au Production notes: Author's footnotes appear at the end of the paragraph where indicated. Italicised words are shown in upper case. All essays in this collection were first published during George Orwell's lifetime, and have appeared in a number of Orwell essay collections published both before and after his death. Details are provided on the George Orwell page at Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included. We do NOT keep any eBooks in compliance with a particular paper edition. Fifty Essays by George Orwell

Apology of Socrates A. These notes summarize the interpretation of parts of the Apology that I worked through with you in class. You should know that this interpretation is controversial. Many readers of the Apology would agree with it in whole or part. But many others would disagree. 1. a) What is irony? (1) When we speak or write ironically what we mean to convey to audience is different from what we literally say. b) The central dispute about this text is whether Socrates speaks ironically to the judges. (1) Did Socrates truly think himself innocent or guilty of the charges? (2) Did Socrates truly believe in the gods? c) To establish that Socrates speaks ironically only makes sense if we address not just what tells us, but why he speaks ironically. d) I shall try to address both what he says and why he says it in an ironic manner in these notes. B. C. A. B. C. A. 1. B. 1. (1) Perhaps, also, he says that he will not use the common legal phraseology. b) Yet (1) He speech is clearly orderly and even beautiful.

Freedomain Radio > Free Books Universally Preferable Behaviour (UPB)A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics For thousands of years, humanity has attempted to enforce ethics through supernatural and secular punishments; this rabid aggression has been both necessary and ridiculous. It has been necessary because a rational proof of secular ethics has never been achieved; it has been ridiculous because it is impossible to imagine any scientific or mathematical argument being advanced in such a hysterical and violent manner. “Ethics” has been one of the great government programs of history; since kings and priests ruled mankind, only those philosophers who served their interests tended to get promoted to prominence, rather than imprisoned, poisoned or burned. Rigorous, analytical and challenging, “Universally Preferable Behavior” provides a solid foundation for secular ethics.

THE NEW WORLD ORDER Title: The New World Order Author: H.G. Wells * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: 0400671h.html Language: English Date first posted: Sep 2004 Most recent update: Jun 2013 This eBook was produced by Don Lainson and updated by Roy Glashan. Project Gutenberg of Australia eBooks are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included. We do NOT keep any eBooks in compliance with a particular paper edition. Copyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributing this file. GO TO Project Gutenberg Australia HOME PAGE by H.G. First published by Secker & Warburg, London, 1940 Chapter I. "The New World Order" — First Edition, 1940 IN this small book I want to set down as compactly, clearly and usefully as possible the gist of what I have learnt about war and peace in the course of my life. So it seemed to us. That is the issue before us.

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