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Animal Farm : Signet Classics - George Orwell

Animal Farm

Signet Classics


Published: April 1996
For Ages: 18+ years old
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revisit Orwellas classic satire "Animal Farm"
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organizationaand in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors.



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    Old classic, loved it. Something I can read again and again

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    "Animal Farm remains our great satire on the darker face of modern history."--Malcolm Bradbury

    "As lucid as glass and quite as sharp...[Animal Farm] has the double meaning, the sharp edge, and the lucidity of Swift."--Atlantic Monthly

    "A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times."--The New York Times

    "Orwell has worked out his theme with a simplicity, a wit, and a dryness that are close to La Fontaine and Gay, and has written in a prose so plain and spare, so admirably proportioned to his purpose, that Animal Farm even seems very creditable if we compare it with Voltaire and Swift."--Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

    "Orwell's satire here is amply broad, cleverly conceived, and delightfully written."--San Francisco Chronicle

    "The book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years."--Ruth Rendell

    Editor's Notep. vii
    Introductionp. 1
    Northrop Frye Orwell and Marxismp. 3
    Robert A. Lee Animal Farmp. 7
    Richard I. Smyer Animal Farm: the Burden of Consciousnessp. 25
    Bernard Crick the Making of Animal Farmp. 29
    Daphne Patai Political Fiction and Patriarchal Fantasyp. 45
    Patrick Reilly the Utopian Shipwreckp. 61
    Robert Solomon Ant Farm: an Orwellian Allegoryp. 91
    Laraine Fergenson George Orwell's Animal Farm: a Twentieth-Century Beast Fablep. 109
    V.C: Letemendia Revolution on Animal Farm: Orwell's Neglected Commentaryp. 119
    Michael Peters 'Animal Farm' Fifty Years Onp. 131
    Chronologyp. 135
    Contributorsp. 139
    Bibliographyp. 141
    Acknowledgmentsp. 143
    Indexp. 145
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780451526342
    ISBN-10: 0451526341
    Series: Signet Classics
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 144
    Published: April 1996
    Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.09
    Edition Number: 50