'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell (1949) Penguin Books 1968 reprint. Cover shows a detail from 'The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters' by William Roberts.
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley (1932) Penguin Books 1965 reprint. Cover drawing by Denis Piper.
"Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."