April 1, 1996
April 1, 1996
revisit Orwellâ's classic satire Animal Farm
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organizationâ?and in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors.
ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm, parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. 1984, Orwell's 1948 vision of a world subsumed in tyranny and war, describes the process of events by which Winston Smith, a London clerk at the Ministry of Truth, comes to understand the true nature and aims of the government he works for, and portrays his doomed attempt to create a private life for himself and his lover, Julia. One of the bleakest political novels ever written, 1984 illustrates Orwell's despair that democracy could ever summon the strength to overcome totalitarianism in his lifetime.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Historical / General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Online Item #: 11400681
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-2256
- ISBN: 9780451526342
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported