A masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching. Thought Police; Big Brother; Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel. A prophetic, haunting tale, 1984 is the story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair in a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory. More relevant than ever, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable -- the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality.