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Animal Farm

Animal Farm
 

Presents a tragic fable where the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves.

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ISBN 9780141187389
Barcode 9780141187389
Published 5 June 2003 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Bradbury, Malcolm
Series Penguin Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141187389
ISBN-10 0141187387
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 5 June 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Bradbury, Malcolm
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 11816

Description of this Book

'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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
UK Review Well-written, thought-provoking, funny and above all short, it is considered perfect for the attention span of the MTV generation. For those who have yet to have the pleasure it is a satire on Stalinism in which animals take over a farm. Inspired by the vision of the prize boar Old Major, the animals of Manor Farm rebel against their human masters and establish a model democratic community in which 'all animals are equal'. But power corrupts, and gradually the dictator pig, Napoleon, betrays the animals back into slavery. ('All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.') (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in India in 1903. He was educated at Eton, served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, and worked in Britain as a private tutor, schoolteacher, bookshop assistant and journalist. In 1936, Orwell went to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was wounded. In 1938 he was admitted into a sanatorium and from then on was never fully fit. George Orwell died in London in 1950.

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