With the passionate individualism of the central character, revolt is a very real danger.1984: Overview The novel focuses on Winston Smith, an everyman who lives in Oceania --a future state where the ruling authoritarian political party controls everything.Winston is a lower member of the party, and works in the Ministry of Truth.The concept and character created by Kelly Jones has some comic substance to it.
While the book fetish concept is relatively novel, the rest is too concerned with plumbing the loner stereotype: the gay father, prom humiliation, lunchtime loo reading.
A copy of the manuscript found its way out of the country, and the book has appeared in English, French and Czech translations, but never in Russian.
The English translation was published in the United States, and I have never been able to procure a copy: but copies of the French translation (the title is Nous Autres) do exist, and I have at last succeeded in borrowing one.
Both books deal with the rebellion of the primitive human spirit against a rationalised, mechanised, painless world, and both stories are supposed to take place about six hundred years hence.
The atmosphere of the two books is similar, and it is roughly speaking the same kind of society that is being described though Huxley's book shows less political awareness and is more influenced by recent biological and psychological theories.