Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

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The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literature so that it appears that the government is always correct in what it says. Smith grows disillusioned with his meager existence and so begins a rebellion against the system that leads to his arrest, torture, and conversion.

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  3. - 9th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  4. - 10th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  5. - 12th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  6. - 13th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 13th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  8. - 21st on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  9. - 22nd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  10. - 30th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  11. - 46th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  12. - 59th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  13. - 59th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  14. - 91st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
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