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Animal Farm and 1984 (Hardcover) (George Orwell)
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ANIMAL FARMGeorge Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. . . . 1984In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
George Orwell's classic satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government is accompanied by "1984," his portrayal of life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.
Number of Pages: 385
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: George Orwell
Street Date: June 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-4303