Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 24/02/2000
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'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others'. When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. 'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished; its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable has since become a world-famous classic. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141182704

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Superbly written, gives an amazing insight into man's greed and aspiration for power over others. The subject matter is as relevant today as when this book was written. George Orwell was a genius!

Paperback edition
17th April 2015
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This book is simply amazing, once I realised just what period of Russian history this was about I could see the subtext so much and understood not just the story a lot better but the subtext. This book is a classic... More

Paperback edition
12th June 2013
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“Animal Farm”

Although on the surface these seems like a nice simple story about farm animals that manage to win their freedom it quickly becomes a commentary about how easily communities can become dictatorships. We follow the... More

Paperback edition
15th February 2014
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