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Animal Farm

Animal Farm
 

The classic political satire on the corrupting nature of power, in which the animals of Mr Jones's farm successfully overthrow their human masters and resolve to live in harmony and equality, only to find that some are more equal than others . This is a special anniversary editio... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780436202940
Published 14 August 1995 by Vintage
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Illustrated by Steadman, Ralph
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ISBN-13 9780436202940
ISBN-10 0436202948
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Publication Date 14 August 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Illustrated by Steadman, Ralph
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 253mm
Weight 819g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fiction in English : 1900 -
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The classic political satire on the corrupting nature of power, in which the animals of Mr Jones's farm successfully overthrow their human masters and resolve to live in harmony and equality, only to find that some are more equal than others . This is a special anniversary edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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)
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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