Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."One night on an English farm, Major the boar recounts his vision of a utopia where his fellow creatures own the land along with the means of production and are no longer the slaves of humans.Before long his dream comes true, and for a short while all animals really are equal. But the clever pigs educate themselves and soon learn how to extend their own power, inevitably at the e...


Details Animal Farm

TitleAnimal Farm
ISBN9780452284241
Author
Release DateMay 6th, 2003
PublisherNAL
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages122 pages
GenreLiterature, Fantasy, Academic, School, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Politics, Novels
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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 Eggs
    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 زي اي ثورة في تاريخ الانسانية..ثورة زي الثورة الروسية ولا الرومانية ولا .....أهي ثورةحكاية مكررة ,تقريبا بنفس ...
  • 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'e 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Manny
    2008-11-20
    A perfect book. People will still be reading this in a thousand years time, when communism is just a footnote.
  • 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...
  • Dan Schwent
    2016-12-13
    Under the leadership of the pigs, the animals of Manor Farm overthrow their human owner and go into business for themselves with all animals doing their part. However, some parts involve a lot less work than others and things quickly change...I somehow managed to dodge this landmine in high school and the ensuing couple decades. However, I had a few conversations about it at work and decided it was time to give it a read.Animal Farm is a dystopia...
  • Clau R.
    2016-12-26
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”Those damn PIGS.I can't even.
  • أميــــرة
    2013-02-02
    إذا قرأت "مزرعة الحيوانات" ولم تعلم أن كاتبها إنجليزي لربما ظننت أنه عربي الأصل! وإذا قرأتها وأنت لا تعلم أنها كُتِبت عام 1943 لربما حسبتها إصدارًا حديثًا!بعد أن أنهيتها قرأت عنها بعض الدراسات النقدية من نقّاد مختلفي الجنسيات، وقد أجمعوا على أن تفرُّ...
  • Afshar
    2014-07-27
    تو هیچ میدانی بزرگترین درنده دنیا کیست؟ لابد خواهی گفت شیر. نه، به هیچ وجه! بزرگترین درنده دنیا آدم استنیکوس کازنتزاکیسفیلم آزمایش با جملات تکان دهنده ای آغاز می شود: در بین تمام موجودات فقط انسان است كه همنوعانش را می کشد آنهم نه يك نفر يا دونفر،گاه...
  • Samin
    2008-02-01
    I absolutely loved this book. It wasn't boring to me at all. I think Orwell did a great job of symbolizing all the injustice that happens in name of an outside force and how simple minded people who do not educate themselves get taken advantage from, be it West for Soviet Russia, America for Iran or Terrorists for the United states.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2016-01-15
    Wow. Everything about this was so clever. I think my mind just exploded. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:8. A classic with less than 200 pages
  • فهد الفهد
    2011-02-20
    مزرعة الحيوان ربما هو شعور طفولي مدفون، ذلك الذي يجعلنا نستمتع دائماً بالقصص الرمزية، ربما هي فرحة الطفل بلعبة توصيل الخطوط ما بين الأشياء، أو ربما هي شهوة النميمة التي تجعلنا نتحرق ونحن نقرأ قصة رمزية إلى معرفة المقصود بها. وهذه قصة رمزية كتبها أ...
  • Gaurav
    2012-03-12
    George OrwellI got stunned for a while when I finished Animal Farm-a masterpiece from George Orwell- for the novella depicts our society so perfectly- the role of power, how corrupts those who are apex of a social system and eventually they eliminate their competitors, and it happens with almost every social system, it's like a treatise on our society.Napolean is not inherently evil, Napoleon's subsequent adoption of nearly all of Mr. Jones' prin...
  • Jean
    2013-06-25
    George Orwell's Animal Farm is undeniably one of the best short novels ever written in the English language. It is a deceptively simple tale, which even older children could read. About an animal uprising, it is written in the style of a fable, and yet it can be read on so many levels. It is clearly both a satire and an allegory, a dystopian tale, and its author George Orwell made no secret of what regime, and which politicians, he was so mercile...
  • ميقات الراجحي
    2016-05-28
    رغم تاريخية هذا العمل وكثرت من تناوله بالنقد والقراءة – المراجعة – إلا أنه لايمكن لأى قارئ أن لا يُعبَّر ولو بالقليل من إعجابه تجاه هذا النص، وهذا الإسقاط العظيم من الرواية من أعلي مرتبة في الكائنات الحية إلى كائن أقل منه مكانة دون التقليل من قيمة...
  • Lou
    2010-05-08
    Animal Farm was such a great book and demands a re-read. That time is way overdue it has been a while since I read this and I was trying to find a way to review what Orwell was trying to convey in this story. I found couple of good reviews that put it so much better in perspective so why try myself when it's been written about by so many people. When I read it again in the not so distant future I will add my own thoughts So here's to what some re...
  • أحمد
    2008-12-06
    استمتعت بقرائتها منذ عشرة سنوات! استمتعت بقرائتها منذ ثلاث سنوات! واستمتعت بقرائتها منذ شهرين! القصة أصبحت جزءا من خلايا دماغي. لا أنساها إلا لأتذكرها عندما أمر في حياتي بموقف يذكرني بها. وما أكثرها من مواقف!أحمد الديبديسمبر 2008
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-06-02
    564. Animal Farm, George Orwellقلعه (مزرعه) حیوانات - جورج اورول (جامی،...) ادبیات انگلستانمترجمها: بدون هیچ ترتیبی آنهایی را که یافتم 43 + 1 نامدار را نگاشتم. گویا باید در رکوردهای گینس ثبت شود مترجم 01 - امیرامیرشاهی در 154 ص؛مترجم 02 - محمد فیروزبخت در 136 ص؛مترجم 03 - احسا...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-29
    After overthrowing the pigs, Animal Farm went back to its democratic ways. Now animals were not mistreated or slaughtered based on the dictatorship of the pigs; rather, they had to agree to get slaughtered (on a selective basis, of course: can't afford to deplete the herd) to make the farm economically viable. Since they now had the freedom to choose (never matter the only choice was on how to get slaughtered), everything was hunky-dory. And the ...
  • Sita
    2011-08-23
    Animal Farm is one of those classic books that I’m always hearing people talk about. People are always telling me it’s one of those books you just have to read before you die (even though I don't plan on dying anytime soon, I thought I would get the book out of the way). So, when I found the book in my dads collection I thought “why not? Let’s see what all the fuss is about.” I can now see what all the fuss was about. This book was amaz...
  • Andrei Tamaş
    2014-05-07
    ACUM, MAI MULT DECÂT ORICÂND! Ceva ce am scris când eram mai tânăr...Buna organizare a societăţii a reprezentat încă din cele mai vechi timpuri principala problemă a umaniştilor. Ei au încercat, într-un mod sistematizat, reprezentat de necesitate şi de raportarea la realitate, să ofere o soluţie pentru ca aparatul social să funcţioneze astfel încât să satisfacă, în raport cu obligaţiile, necesităţile fiecărui individ......
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2017-02-15
    I read this in high school and hated it because it terrified me.It still terrifies me.Read this.
  • Fatima
    2016-02-13
    مزیت تمام انقلاب ها همینه که خوب و قوی و با شعار ها و شوق ها و سرودها و اشک شادی مردم شروع میشه و بدبختی اش هم اینکه به پوکرفیسی و نارضایتی مردم از انقلابی که فراموش شده و اهدافی که تغییر پیدا کرده و به قول جورج اُرول در این کتاب "منسوخ شده" خط به خط این ...
  • May
    2015-12-20
    Toda una obra maestra. Una manera increíble de mostrarnos la degeneración de la URSS a través de una fábula donde los animales cobran la voz de personajes históricos muy relevantes. Me ha encantado. De lectura obligatoria.
  • Sanjay Gautam
    2014-05-30
    REVELATION! A book that may open your eyes, and change your perspective forever.It's a book that is an allegory on the surface, but a layer beneath it is something else entirely. A book that will stand test of time.Long live the 'Animal Farm'!
  • Deanna
    2017-02-19
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” When I read this in school I flew through it. I do remember it made me uncomfortable, but at the time I couldn't figure out why. I don't think I understood very much of it. Reading it so many years later, I can see how witty and intelligent it is. With all that's going on in the world right now it definitely still makes me uncomfortable...and in many ways scared. At any rat...