George Orwell • About 5 hours read.
Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party. He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. To escape Big Brother's tyranny, at least inside his own mind, Winston begins a diary — an act punishable by death.
George Orwell • About 4 hours read.
Opens in Paris with a description of the hotel and neighborhood where Orwell is lodged. Overall impression is of filth and hunger and a quietly endured, never-ending desperation for Paris’s poor.
George Orwell • About 2 hours read.
A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.