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Animal Farm Librarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book hereA 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


About the Author: George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 1937 Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause, The Workers Party of Marxist Unification POUM , was painted by the pro Soviet Communists as a Trotskyist organization Trotsky was Joseph Stalin s enemy and disbanded Orwell and his wife were accused of rabid Trotskyism and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938 However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left wing magazine He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet, and writer of fiction, and, considered perhaps the twentieth century s best chronicler of English culture Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four published in 1949 and the satirical novella Animal Farm 1945 they have together soldcopies than any two books by any other twentieth century author His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, have been widely acclaimed Orwell s influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death Several of his neologisms, along with the term Orwellian now a byword for any oppressive or manipulative social phenomenon opposed to a free society have entered the vernacular.



10 thoughts on “Animal Farm

  1. says:

    s very Orwellian involvement with this book at the end Ifever partnered Facebook they d own us.This is not really a review, but one of those moments


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a book I ve been meaning to read for ages but never got around


  3. says:

    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 W


  4. says:

    All animals are equal, but some animals areequal than others Those damn PIGS.I can t even.


  5. says:

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


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    564 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 events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union, he believe 564 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 events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror Old Major, the old boar on the Manor Farm, summons the animals on the farm together for a meeting, during which he refers to humans as enemies and teaches the animals a revolutionary song called Beasts of England When Major dies, two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, assume command and consider it a duty to prepare for the Rebellion The animals revolt and drive the drunken and irresponsible farmer Mr Jones from the farm, renaming it Animal Farm They adopt the Seven Commandments of Animalism, the most important of which is, All animals are equal Snowball teaches the animals to read and write, while Napoleon educates young puppies on the principles of Animalism Food is plentiful, and the farm runs smoothly The pigs elevate themselves to positions of leadership and set aside special food items, ostensibly for their personal health.Some time later, several men attack Animal Farm Jones and his men are making an attempt to recapture the farm, aided by several other farmers who are terrified of similar animal revolts Snowball and the animals, who are hiding in ambush, defeat the men by launching a surprise attack as soon as they enter the farmyard Snowball s popularity soars, and this event is proclaimed The Battle of the Cowshed It is celebrated annually with the firing of a gun, on the anniversary of the Revolution Napoleon and Snowball vie for pre eminence When Snowball announces his plans to modernize the farm by building a windmill, Napoleon has his dogs chase Snowball away and declares himself leader 1975 4401 154 02 136 03 133 04 120 05 152 06 130 07 171 1394 147 08 108 09 128 10 158 11 195 12 127 13 176 14 78 15 131 16 139 17 234 18 160 19 128 20 117 21 128 22 92 23 104 24 139 25 108 26 124 27 112 28 126 29 126 30 112 31 155 32 128 33 128 34 90 35 120 36 112 37 120 38 132 39 141 40 128 41 127 42 111 43 127 44 1471945


  7. says:

    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 P


  8. says:

    This book is featured on Shabby Sunday read Animal Farm when I was in college and it was one of those reads where you think it s going to be boring, but it turns o


  9. says:

    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 r


  10. says:

    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 the


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