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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

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Author: George Orwell

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Language: English

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Animal Farm is a brilliant, sharp and hilarious satire of George Orwell. On one of the regular farms animals being mistreated and discriminated for many years decided to start a revolution and fight for “freedom, equality, and fraternity”. They tempted to create an ideal world of progress and happiness which is a kind of utopia. In spite of putting a lot of effort into trying to create this paradise they failed. Made in a form of a fairy tale for grown-ups Animal Farm is one of the most talented allegorical works that was ever written.

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...themselves, buthaving once accepted the pigs as their teachers, they absorbed everything thatthey were told, and passed it on to the other animals by simple arguments. They were unfailing in their attendance at the secret meetings in the barn, andled the singing of Beasts of England, with which the meetings always ended. Now, as it turned out, the Rebellion was achieved much earlier and moreeasily than anyone had expected. In past years Mr. Jones, although a hardmaster, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days. Hehad become much disheartened after losing money in a lawsuit, and had takento drinking more than was good for him. For whole days at a time he wouldlounge in his Windsor chair in the kitchen, reading the newspapers, drinking, and occasionally feeding Moses on crusts of bread soaked in beer. His men wereidle and dishonest, the fields were full of weeds, the buildings wanted roofing, the hedges were neglected, and the animals were underfed. June came and...

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