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Animal Farm by George Orwell (Paperback)

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In this controversial classic fairy tale, 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, setting the stage for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned. Illustrations and Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface are included in this anniversary edition. Reissue.



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75th Anniversary Edition--Includes a New Introduction by Téa Obreht

George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel--a scathing satire on a downtrodden society's blind march towards totalitarianism.

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM!

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

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.



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"Animal Farm remains our great satire on the darker face of modern history."--Malcolm Bradbury

"As lucid as glass and quite as sharp...[Animal Farm] has the double meaning, the sharp edge, and the lucidity of Swift."--Atlantic Monthly

"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times."--The New York Times

"Orwell has worked out his theme with a simplicity, a wit, and a dryness that are close to La Fontaine and Gay, and has written in a prose so plain and spare, so admirably proportioned to his purpose, that Animal Farm even seems very creditable if we compare it with Voltaire and Swift."--Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

"Orwell's satire here is amply broad, cleverly conceived, and delightfully written."--San Francisco Chronicle

"The book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years."--Ruth Rendell



About The Author



George Orwell (pseudonym for Eric Blair [1903-50]) was born in Bengal and educated at Eton; after service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living penning novels and essays. He was essentially a political writer who focused his attention on his own times, a man of intense feelings and intense hates. An opponent of totalitarianism, he served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. Besides his classic Animal Farm, his works include a novel based on his experiences as a colonial policeman, Burmese Days, two firsthand studies of poverty, Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier, an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia; and the extraordinary novel of political prophecy whose title became part of our language, 1984.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 139
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Signet Classic
Format: Paperback
Author: George Orwell
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1996
TCIN: 11400681
UPC: 9780451526342
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-2256
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
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A classic that held up to time

4 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth - 4 years ago
I remembered very little of this from reading it as a young teen, and I was surprised to find that I sort of enjoyed it. I tend to find classics pretty overrated, outdated, and not diverse enough, but I think that this one holds up pretty decently, in a world where "All Men are Created Equal" [but some are more equal than others]. It's also a pretty quick read, so if you want to dip your toes into the classics, this might be a good place to start.
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4 out of 5 stars
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Karinna - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is extremely weird but true to its synopsis! The totalitarianism described in this book is the exact definition of the type of government. This book is not what I was expecting it to be, but it was totally worth the read. It's a short book but with this copy you need to read both the preface and the introduction to understand Orwell himself and the book a bit better.
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