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Animal Farm and 1984 - George Orwell

Hardcover

Published: 2nd June 2003
For Ages: 14+ years old
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ANIMAL FARM
George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It 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 reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. . . .
1984
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

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4.0

Communism aint what its cracked up to be

By angrierre

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Pros

  • Appropriate For School
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Thought Provoking
  • Timeless

Cons

  • Controversial
  • Questionable Content

Best Uses

  • Older Readers

Comments about Animal Farm and 1984:

One mans view on how communism works. Written at a time when America was in the cold war against communism. Still a great read.

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ISBN: 9780151010264
ISBN-10: 0151010269
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 2nd June 2003
Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE & CO
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 14.99  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.52