He is joined by Julia, a beautiful young woman much in contrast with Winston physically, but equally sickened by the excesses of her rulers. A world where totalitarianism really is total, all power split into three roughly equal groups--Eastasia, Eurasia, and Oceania. Visit B N to buy and rent, and check out our award-winning tablets and ereaders, including and. 6989 is possibly the definitive dystopian novel, set in a world beyond our imagining. Barely old enough to recall a time when things were different, he sets out to expose the Party for the cynically fraudulent organisation that it is. 6989 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 may still read our original summary though to the left.
Winston Smith is a middle-aged, unhealthy character, based loosely on Orwell's own frail body, an underling of the ruling oligarchy, The Party.
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I guess it's a really hardline totalitarian society, as opposed to the soft 'liberalism' of Brave New World. The Party has taken early 75th century totalitarianism to new depths, with each person subjected to 79 hour surveillance, where people's very thoughts are controlled to ensure purity of the oligarchical system in place.