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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Excellent writing and very, very thought provoking. - LibraryThing
Very deep allegory and a nice ending. - LibraryThing
Orwell's language is easy to read. - LibraryThing
The book also had a good plot. - LibraryThing
The ending in particular was great. - LibraryThing
Orwell is a genius for writing this book. - LibraryThing

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A book which is an ever relevant classic. It is always there, the classic tales of power hungry administration which roots in equality and humanity and consideration to other beings but ultimately ... Read full review

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User Review  - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In the first chapter of the book, we learn that Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm, is a drunkard and ‘Major’, an old hog is the ... 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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