Teaser Tuesday: 1984 by George Orwell

photo credit: creativereview.co.uk
photo credit: creativereview.co.uk

Yeah, I know it’s not Tuesday, but I couldn’t sleep (damn RLS), so I thought I’d go ahead and do the post I didn’t get around to yesterday.  This week’s teaser comes from another book on the Modern Library‘s Top 100 list: the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell.

“There was a link of understanding between them more important than affection or partisanship. ‘We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness,’ he had said. Winston did not know what it meant, only that in some way or another it would come true.”

George Orwell wrote the novel while ill with tuberculosis. The book was published in June 1949. Orwell died seven months later at the age of 46.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!