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Animal Farm

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George Orwell's chilling fable of Soviet Russia's brutal dictatorship, "Animal Farm" brings to life in lucid, uncomplicated language the disastrous ... Show synopsis

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  • Animal Farm (Plume Books) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), C M Woodhouse (Introduction by)

    Animal Farm

    Trade paperback, Plume Books
    1996
    English
    50th Anniversary ed.
    114 pages

    ISBN: 0452277507
    ISBN-13: 9780452277502

    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 Illustrations and Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface are included in this anniversary edition.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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Reviews of Animal Farm

Overall customer rating: 4.385
Amy J

Classic Read

by Amy J on Apr 11, 2014

I've read this book before but get to be exposed to it again while our daughter reads it for a class. It arrived for her in very good condition. The book is a reminder to its readers of how easily people can be duped by an idealistic sounding speaker and that it is most important to truly think about the consequences of one's choices personally and to a group. How easy it is want someone or some entity to contribute to one's welfare without realizing the cost of giving up personal responsibility for oneself to a governing entity.

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Jeclimie

Beautiful language but not the best fiction

by Jeclimie on Jul 21, 2011

I am very fond of George Orwell but Animal Farm didn't seem quite as good as others. The language was, as always, wonderful but the plot didn't particularly appeal to me; this is despite the clear parallels with Soviet Russia and the vivid descriptions of the animals on 'Animal Farm'. Nonetheless, it was a short and pleasant read.

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Cupertino

True Today

by Cupertino on Aug 28, 2010

Orwell's disappointment with Stalinist Russia resulted in a fine book, one that I will use with my junior high class. To quote a former president, "The government isn't the solution to our problems, it is the problem." If you want a classic allegory that is as timely as ever, "Animal Farm" should be read or reread today.

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Tarissa
by Tarissa on Jun 24, 2010

I actually thought this book was very well written and thought out. I even enjoyed it although I wasn't sure at first. I cannot recommend it to anyone though, unless you really know what you're getting yourself into.

MsTapeWorm
by MsTapeWorm on Jun 30, 2009

Filled with a plethora of subliminal meanings, this book will have you thinking. Picture the farm as a region ruled by the farmer; the animals are the population and each have different political views. Some take on democracy while some take on tyranny. Enjoy the revolution.

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