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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

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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ISBN: 0452284244
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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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30 May 2012 13:41:42

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I loved the book ‘Animal Farm’. The clever manner in which Orwell put things forward is what makes it classic. I loved the concept and the way in which Orwell presents the reality of today’s political system. The story is a stunning satire on the evolution of the political setup the world wide. Though the use of term "Comrade" tends to show it more as a take on Communist ideologies, the story holds equally good for all political systems. Using farm animals and their characteristics, George Orwell, has depicted how the initial idealism soon gets corrupted by hunger for power, corruption and betrayal. The story also depicts how things like lack of education, the power of media and portrayal is used to give any story a different viewpoint and depict things in a manner that looks great. Also, through the character of Squealer, George depicts those smooth talking miserable who created an atmosphere of greatness around a normal person and hides the dark conspiracy of the person and shows them in a brighter light. What makes the book worth reading is George’s way of depicting distrust in highly expressive and witty manner. The message is delivered direct and in a manner that does not offend. All individuals should read this book at some time or other as this remains true even in todays so called equal world.

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19 Jan 2011 15:51:23

i consider this, one of the best books i have ever read.


13 Sep 2010 11:35:51

I read this book for the first time at school, and 10 years later I still find the storey imaginative and compelling.


17 Jun 2010 19:27:11

one of the best English language fiction books ever wrote, excellent storyline and excellent narrative, will always be on my top five list.

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The harness-room at the end of the stableswas broken open; the bits, the nose-rings, the dog-chains, the cruel knives withwhich Mr. Jones had been used to castrate the pigs and lambs, were all flungdown the well


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this sudden uprising ofcreatures whom they were used to thrashing and maltreating


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The next moment he and his four menwere in the store-shed with whips in their hands


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His men wereidle and dishonest, the fields were full of weeds, the buildings wanted roofing, the hedges were neglected, and the animals were underfed.



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