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Animal Farm

Animal Farm (Paperback, 2nd edition)

By Orwell, George

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Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard. But as time pass... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141036137
Barcode 9780141036137
Published 1 September 2008 by Penguin
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
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ISBN-13 9780141036137
ISBN-10 0141036133
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2008
International Publication Date 3 July 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series Penguin Essentials
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 181mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 67g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 61926

Description of this Book

Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'It is the book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years' Ruth Rendell Animal Farm is a timeless satire on the central tragi-comedy of all politics--that is, the tragi-comedy of corruption by power' Timothy Garton Ash Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid today as it was fifty years ago' Ralph Steadman'Remains our great satire of the darker face of modern history' Malcolm Bradbury
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India and was schooled at Eton. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, which provided inspriation for his first novel, Burmese Days. He went on to become a journalist, working for the BBC, Tribune, the Observer and the Manchester Evening News. He is best known for his two novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. He died in 1950.

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