Animal farm: a fairy story

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Secker & Warburg, 1987 - Fiction - 203 pages
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A short book which is very easy to read. - LibraryThing
Excellent writing and very, very thought provoking. - LibraryThing
Very deep allegory and a nice ending. - LibraryThing
It also has good word choice and good imagery. - LibraryThing
The book also had a good plot. - LibraryThing
Orwell's language is easy to read. - LibraryThing

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A short read, Animal Farm applies the history of the Russian Revolution and Civil War to anthropomorphic farm animals. Entertaining, and raises excellent points and debate, but Orwell could have gone ... Read full review

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User Review  - MyExpandingBookshelf - LibraryThing

Animal Farm is a story based on the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism in Russia. The story begins with Old Major (a representation if Lenin and Marx) telling the animals of a dream he had ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1987)

George Orwell was born Eric Hugh Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.

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