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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User Review  - Shay E. - Overstock.com

This book is definitely a quality buy. Although it was a little pricey the artistic simplicity of the cover and the hardback spine make this classic book worth the price.I have yet to read this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing

I've read Animal Farm in high school, I liked it then but the meaning was kind of lost because we didn't even learn about the Cold War, Russia or Stalin. Old Major (Karl Marx) gives a speech that ... 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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