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Animal Farm

Animal Farm
 

One of a series of fiction titles for schools. In Orwell's classic story the animals, led by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, drive out Farmer Jones and set up an Animals' Republic in which all are to be free and equal. But the saviours turn out to be just as greedy, vain and oppr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780435121655
Barcode 9780435121655
Published 1 December 1989 by Pearson Education
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series New Windmills KS4
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ISBN-13 9780435121655
ISBN-10 0435121650
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Heinemann
Publication Date 1 December 1989
International Publication Date 11 December 1972
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Series New Windmills KS4
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Modern Fiction
Heinemann-Raintree
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 192mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 150g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 155676

Description of this Book

A new publication of simplified Chinese edition of Animal Farm, the George Orwell classic. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review A modern day fable, with modern implications in a deceiving simplicity, by the author of Dickens. Dali and Others (Reynal & Hitchcock, p. 138), whose critical brilliance is well adapted to this type of satire. This tells of the revolt on a farm, against humans, when the pigs take over the intellectual superiority, training the horses, cows, sheep, etc., into acknowledging their greatness. The first hints come with the reading out of a pig who instigated the building of a windmill, so that the electric power would be theirs, the idea taken over by Napoleon who becomes topman with no maybes about it. Napoleon trains the young puppies to be his guards, dickers with humans, gradually instigates a reign of terror, and breaks the final commandment against any animal walking on two legs. The old faithful followers find themselves no better off for food and work than they were when man ruled them, learn their final disgrace when they see Napoleon and Squealer carousing with their enemies... A basic statement of the evils of dictatorship in that it not only corrupts the leaders, but deadens the intelligence and awareness of those led so that tyranny is inevitable. Mr. Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody. (Kirkus Reviews)

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