In this controversial classic fairy tale, a farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, setting the stage for one of the most telling satiric fables eve... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Political fiction, Satire, Domestic animals, Totalitarianism, Fables
||General & Literary Fiction
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Now a modern classic, Animal Farm is a caustic and horrifying adult fairy tale. A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, the animals endeavor to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality and the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned. Animal Farm records the progression from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. Written more than fifty years ago, this is a timeless tale with a message equally as enduring.
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||A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times .<p>-- New York Times
George Orwell (pseudonym for Eric Blair [1903-50]) was born in Bengal and educated at Eton; after service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living penning novels and essays. He was essentially a political writer who focused his attention on his own times, a man of intense feelings and intense hates. An opponent of totalitarianism, he served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. Besides his classic Animal Farm, his works include a novel based on his experiences as a colonial policeman, Burmese Days, two firsthand studies of poverty, Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier, an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia; and the extraordinary novel of political prophecy whose title became part of our language, 1984.