Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charism...


Details Animal Farm

TitleAnimal Farm
ISBN9780452284241
Author
Release DateMay 6th, 2003
PublisherNAL
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Literature, Academic, School
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Reviews Animal Farm

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2008-11-08
    This is a book I've been meaning to read for ages but never got around to - last week I not only read it but gave a lesson on the historical context for the grade 8 class, who will be reading this book and The Wave. As I found, out of the class of 24, about 20 of them had already read the book, and at least one kid knew it was an allegory of the Russian Revolution. Still, my lesson wasn't totally redundant :)For anyone who isn't familiar with the...
  • Petra X
    2008-06-13
    Review edited to include (at the end) Amazon's very Orwellian involvement with this book.This is not really a review, but one of those moments where everything that was clear to you suddenly becomes utterly muddied and you really can't say what lies beneath the murky waters although a moment before you were sure you could.I'm reading Christopher Hitchen's astonishingly percipient and brilliant Arguably: Essays. I read Animal Farm too young to ide...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-06-24
    سيظل دائما جميع الحيوانات سواسية..الا ان بعض "الخنازير" ستري دائما انها "متساوية" اكثر من الاخرينجورج اورويل عام 1943 يقدم لنا نموذج لثورةثورة حيوانات علي "صاحب العزبة"..عشان حقوقهمثورة زي اي ثورة في تاريخ الانسانية..ثورة زي الثورة الروسية ولا الرومان...
  • Anne
    2015-09-28
    The only good pig is a dead pig.Yeah, yeah, everyone claims Orwell wrote this as about the Russian Revolution, Stalin, and the rise of Communism. Pshttt. Whatever.You know what I think he was really saying? Beware the Other White Meat! Ok, maybe not. Look, I know what you're thinking, That pig looks adorable!, but the next thing you know, that piggy is all grown up and stealing your cookies!And you'll let it steal your cookies because Mr. Pig ha...
  • Manny
    2008-11-20
    A perfect book. People will still be reading this in a thousand years time, when communism is just a footnote.
  • بثينة العيسى
    2012-02-23
    جورج أورويل عبقري بشكل مزعج. يكتب رواية أبطالها حيوانات في مزرعة ويخيل إليك بأن الأمر سيكون سخيفاً، أو شبيها بقصص الأطفال. على العكس، جورج أورويل نقل الواقع بكابوسيته، وجعل التاريخ أكثر قابلية للفهم، وشرح لنا باختصار كيف يمكن أن يتحول الإنسان إلى ...
  • Clau R.
    2016-12-26
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”Those damn PIGS.I can't even.
  • Ahmad Ebaid
    2014-01-16
    لن أقرأ لهذا الكاتب ثانية", كان هذا أول ما تبادر إلى ذهني عندما انتهيت من هذا الكتاب"تم ترشيح جورج أورويل لي من خلال كتابيه الأشهر "مزرعة الحيوانات" و"1984", وبدأت بمزرعة الحيوانات لا لشيء سوى الصدفة"وارتأيت بعدها أن أورويل على الأغلب لم يعد لديه ما يقو...
  • Ariel
    2015-09-21
    I first read this in Grade 11 and decided it was my favourite book. I knew a reread needed to happen right away, but it took me four years to finally get around to it when my boyfriend gifted me this beautiful illustrated edition. Animal Farm is a book I often think about and often quote, and it was a bit nerve-wracking to go back to it to see if it actually lived up to everything I had built it up to be. Thankfully, I'm thrilled to say it did.In...