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.
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. 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 With an Introduction by Julian Symons"
|Editor's Note||p. vii|
|Northrop Frye Orwell and Marxism||p. 3|
|Robert A. Lee Animal Farm||p. 7|
|Richard I. Smyer Animal Farm: the Burden of Consciousness||p. 25|
|Bernard Crick the Making of Animal Farm||p. 29|
|Daphne Patai Political Fiction and Patriarchal Fantasy||p. 45|
|Patrick Reilly the Utopian Shipwreck||p. 61|
|Robert Solomon Ant Farm: an Orwellian Allegory||p. 91|
|Laraine Fergenson George Orwell's Animal Farm: a Twentieth-Century Beast Fable||p. 109|
|V.C: Letemendia Revolution on Animal Farm: Orwell's Neglected Commentary||p. 119|
|Michael Peters 'Animal Farm' Fifty Years On||p. 131|
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Series: Signet Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: April 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.09
Edition Number: 50