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Animal Farm Paper (Paperback, New edition)

By Orwell, George
Volume editor Blatchford, Roy
Volume editor Millum, Trevor

Part of a series of GCSE literature texts, with notes and pre-reading activities. This is the story of a farmyard rebellion and its consequences. But it also provokes comparisons with the 20th-century political world.

ISBN 9780582060104
Barcode 9780582060104
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780582434479
Published 18 February 1991 by Pearson Education
Format Paperback, New edition
Series New Longman Literature 14-18
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ISBN-13 9780582060104
ISBN-10 0582060109
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Longman
Publication Date 18 February 1991
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Volume editor Blatchford, Roy
Volume editor Millum, Trevor
Series New Longman Literature 14-18
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
English Literature: Literary Criticism
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 137g
Interest Age 15+ years
Reading Age 15+ years
Library of Congress Revolutions Fiction
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. Orwell's fairy tale with a sting describes a farmyard rebellion and its consequences. But it also provokes comparisons with the 20th-century political world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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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