Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.Arguably the twentieth century's most famous novel, 1984 is a dystopian study of political tyranny, mind control, paranoia and secret mass surveillance. Following Winston Smith, a diligent desk clerk at the Ministry of Truth, it paints a disturbing portraits of a totalitarian regime when even the thoughts of residents are censured. This new paperback edition presents this modern classic with a fresh cover-design, bringing this classic work to new readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.