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Animal farm : a fairy story

Author: George Orwell; Ann Patchett; Russell Baker; C M Woodhouse
Publisher: New York : Plume : Harcourt Brace, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Centennial editionView all editions and formats
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Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Satirical literature
Fables
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; Ann Patchett; Russell Baker; C M Woodhouse
ISBN: 9780452284241 0452284244
OCLC Number: 53163540
Description: xxix, 97 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by George Orwell ; with a foreword to the Centennial edition by Ann Patchett ; with a preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse.
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Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: but some animals are more equal than others. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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