'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote George Orwell for the first edition of "Animal Farm" in 1945. His simple and tragic fable, telling of what happens when the... show more
'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote George Orwell for the first edition of "Animal Farm" in 1945. His simple and tragic fable, telling of what happens when the animals drive out Mr. Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world-famous classic of English prose. 'Surely the most important fictional satire to be written in twentieth-century Britain' - Malcolm Bradbury.
Publish date: 2003
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
This might be one of the most popular stories, mostly read in school. And yes, I read it at school as well, but back then I couldn't appreciate this parable to its fullest. But given the developments in the last 25 years, nations risen and fallen, political systems overthrown in the hope for somethi...
As I understand it, the entire story of Animal Farm is one giant cynical metaphor for a failed communist utopia (because a communist utopia is a fail all of itself). It includes all the most representative tropes from mindless masses (animals) and propaganda (Squealer) to class enemies (upper class/...
When I first heard of Animal Farm, my curiosity peaks to a point if I should read it. This was in fact in the 1990s when I heard about it. Of course, I didn't read it at all and never even go further and didn't even know there was a TV live-action movie that was released in 1999 or even the 1954 ani...
Well worth the read, it's a very powerful story that everyone must read at some point in their lives.& We're doomed, comrades. well, the story in short was that some animals on a farm rebel, throw out the farmer and decide to run the place themselves, influenced by the old major's speech about anima...
Worth re-reading at a time when its messages could not be much more topical. From Appendix 1: Orwell's proposed preface to the first edition (not printed then)"Tolerance and decency are deeply rooted in England, but they are not indestructible and they have to be kept alive partly by conscious effo...
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