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Animal Farm - Julian Symons, George Orwell
Animal Farm
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message. Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679420392 (0679420398)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 113
Edition language: English
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4.5 Animal Farm by George Orwell
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...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
3.0 Animal Farm
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/...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
3.0 Where Politics Today Can Be Found In Animal Farm
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...
Domhnall
Domhnall rated it
5.0 Animal Farm
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...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
3.5 Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell
I'm usually the girl who doesn't like the classics, but in this case, I really liked this book. Well, I say I liked it, but what I really mean is that it was easy reading with a compelling story. It's just so depressing actually. Yes, it's a satire on communism in Russia, but it's so bloody spot on ...
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