Animal Farm

Animal Farm

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A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

Title:Animal Farm
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451526342
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    Animal Farm Reviews

  • Petra mostly on hiatus in hospital in Mexico

    Amazon's very Orwellian involvement with this book at the end. If Amazon ever partnered Facebook they'd own us.This is not really a review, but one of those moments where everything that was clear to ...

  • Shannon

    This is a book I've been meaning to read for ages but never got around to - last week I not only read it but gave a lesson on the historical context for the grade 8 class, who will be reading this boo...

  • Anne

    The only good pig is a dead pig.Yeah, yeah, everyone claims Orwell wrote this as about the Russian Revolution, Stalin, and the rise of Communism. Pshttt. Whatever.You know what I think he was really s...

  • Manny

    A perfect book. People will still be reading this in a thousand years time, when communism is just a footnote....

  • Claudia Ramrez

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”Those damn PIGS.I can't even....

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    (book 564 From 1001 Books) - Animal Farm, George OrwellAnimal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects even...

  • Sid

    ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS !In the start, I thought this book would be from the view point of animals; about how they are treated, how they expect to be treated and how ...

  • Tessa De Guzman

    Funnily enough, i read this book as a child and thought that it really WAS about animals. I remember thinking, Evil Pigs, I'm glad you're bacon in MY world, and Poor Hardworking Horsies, come live on ...

  • Matthew

    Update after my February 2020 Re-readA lot has happened in the world since I read this in high school in the mid-1990s. The book is as interesting and powerful as I remember. However, I think having a...

  • Muhtasin Fuad

    Animal Farm by George OrwellThe animals of a farm, tired of the continuous abuses of human beings, decide to rebel. And after chasing the owner, they try to create a new order based on an ideological ...