Animal Farm

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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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I cannot believe I did not read this in high school. What a marvelous book! I'd love to be writing essays on this now, especially with life experience behind me. This may have been written in 1946 but ... Read full review

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I do recommend this book , animal farm has just the right amount of action to keep the reader entertain and involved.Theres always something new every chapter,Theres things that turn out to be ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
12
Section 4
23
Section 5
33
Section 6
41
Section 7
54
Section 8
66
Section 9
80
Section 10
92
Section 11
97
Section 12
112
Section 13
117
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About the author (1990)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton College for four years. He was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left that position after five years and moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books: Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London. He then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, he served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and 1984. His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46.

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