Which novel opens with “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”?
Answer: George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” begins with the line “”It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”. The novel is about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime. The book popularized the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian state. Many of the terms and concepts of the book, such as Big Brother, doublethink, and memory hole, have entered into common use since its publication in 1949.
Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic.
Born: 25 June 1903, Motihari
Died: 21 January 1950, London, United Kingdom
Full name: Eric Arthur Blair
Essays: Shooting an Elephant, A Hanging, more
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.