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Animal Farm

Animal Farm
  

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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ISBN 9780452277502
Barcode 9780452277502
Published 1 June 1996 by Berkley
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 50th Anniversary ed.
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Preface by Baker, Russell
Introduction by Woodhouse, C. M.
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ISBN-13 9780452277502
ISBN-10 0452277507
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Berkley
Imprint Berkley Books
Publication Date 1 June 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 50th Anniversary ed.
Edition 50th Anniversary ed.
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Preface by Baker, Russell
Introduction by Woodhouse, C. M.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 114
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 45g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Political fiction, Satire, Domestic animals, Totalitarianism, Fables
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times .<p>-- New York Times

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Author's Bio

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.

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