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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything ru... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781922147738
Barcode 9781922147738
Published 2 January 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Watson, Don
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ISBN-13 9781922147738
ISBN-10 1922147737
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 2 January 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Introduction by Watson, Don
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 147g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 477994

Description of this Book

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything runs smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy. But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals-and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed. Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent now as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable.' New York Times 'There are no replacements for George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain...he pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work.' Time Magazine 'A book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years.' -- Ruth Rendell 'Timeless, even transcendent.' -- Christopher Hitchens 'Absolutely first rate.' New Yorker

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Author's Bio

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.

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