Animal Farm

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - Fiction - 124 pages
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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 most telling satiric fables ever penned - a-razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.

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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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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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George Orwell was born Eric Arthur 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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