Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.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. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a tota...


Details Animal Farm

TitleAnimal Farm
ISBN9780451526342
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 1996
PublisherSignet Classics
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Literature, Politics, Academic, School, Novels, Read For School
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Reviews Animal Farm

  • Petra-X
    2008-06-13
    Amazon's very Orwellian involvement with this book at the end. If Amazon ever partnered Facebook they'd own us.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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2016-12-26
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”Those damn PIGS.I can't even.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-06-02
    564. Animal Farm, George OrwellAnimal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during t...
  • Mischenko
    2018-01-07
    This book is featured on Shabby Sunday @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2018/...I read Animal Farm when I was in college and it was one of those reads where you think it’s going to be boring, but it turns out to be a favorite. It’s an allegorical tale representing the Russian Revolution where the characters in the book represent people during this time.I won’t go into the plot too much, but in a nutshell, this story is about a group of far...
  • Sid
    2018-11-10
    ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS !In the start, I thought this book would be from the view point of animals; about how they are treated, how they expect to be treated and how man is cruel towards them.But but but;I am amazed at how Orwell criticizes the political maneuvers and totalitarian rule, using animals to explain what humans do. The author beautifully portrays the way a revolution is started to stop what is happeni...
  • Merphy Napier
    2019-09-22
    I did NOT expect to love this like I did. I thought it would be one that I would be happy I read but didn't enjoy. Nope. I loved this book. Not only was the message clear and strong, but put in a disturbing way that'll stick with me. It was entertaining as a story alone but that ending packed a very real punch. Loved it.