Author(s): George OrwellDownload
Publish: Published 1996 by Signet Classics (first published August 1945)
ISBN: ISBN13 9780451526342
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 totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
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George Orwell was brilliant!
I am for once again astonished by how accurate this story is. It reflects society so perfectly.. A less than 100 pages treasure.
Having missed this in my childhood education it’s always been one that I’ve heard so many things about but have never been able to experience. I have to say that I’m quite glad I didn’t read this until later in life because I don’t believe I’d be able to appreciate it or understand it half as much as I would have in my early teens. I remember hearing about this book when I was younger and thinking that
– Represented this rotten humanity in all its rotten glory. This time, in the form of animals.
– Introduced a twisted society in which animals are controlled and brainwashed easily. Again, this might as well be our human societies. The working class of our society, to be exact.
– Killed off characters in the most brutal way. When I realized how Boxer the old horse died, it left me horrified.
Spoiler: Nothing ends well. You’re welcome.