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Animal Farm Paperback – August 31, 2013
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his is a review of the physical quality of the book rather than the reading matter presented in the book itself. A review of this book can be found anywhere online. But if you are planning to order this copy, and if you're a bibliophile like me, then you'd want to know about the physical quality of the book you are going to get your hands on. I bought the Animal Farm by the publisher Penguin. The one with the red cover and the pink silhouette of a pig with the line 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others' written on it. This is a good, solid copy --Shaik Adil on Oct 26, 2014
This book is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand the political system of his'/her's respective country especially democracy. Through the use of animals the author George Orwell, efficiently displays the corrupting influence of power. This book I believe helps the reader to gain a bird's eye view of the scenario of politics that prevails in his'/her's political system. It is a very interesting and amazing read for the readers. So go for it. --Aishwarya on Sep 29, 2014
This is undoubtedly one of the best books i have read in my life ime.It is a great satire that mocks both Capitalism and Communism.Simple language too.Absolutely amazing --Adil Ummer on Feb 28, 2015 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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GEORGE ORWELL was the pen name of an Englishman named Eric Blair. He was born in Bengal in 1903, educated at Eton, and after service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, returned to Europe to earn his living writing novels and essays. He was essentially a political writer who wrote of his own times, a man of intense feelings and fierce hates. He hated totalitarianism, and served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. He was critical of communism but considered himself a Socialist. He hated intellectuals, although he was a literary critic. He hated cant and lying and cruelty in life and in literature. He died at forty-seven of a neglected lung aliment, leaving behind substantial body of work, a growing reputation for greatness, and the conviction that modern man was inadequate to cope with the demands of his history --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Animal Farm is a very short, very well written satire. To those pie-in-the-sky dreamers who still think that communism has something to offer the world, Orwell depicts very graphically what really happens in any communist revolution: all men may be equal, but some are more equal than others, and once in power the primary goal of the communist leaders is to remain in power at whatever cost.
Orwell draws his characters very well - well enough that I will personally take more pleasure in eating pork from now on! The pigs in Animal Farm clearly are meant to represent the fat-cat communist party leaders, and the dogs that do their bidding are analogous to the KGB and other security forces of the old Soviet Union.
Summary: Animal Farm is an old book, but it's still relevant today as countries continue to be ruled by or taken over by communist parties. The point is that while communism may appear to be a utopia for workers, in a very short time, ideology fades away as the communist party gains power and becomes dedicated solely to remaining in power.
A great book that lives up to its reputation.
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL!
Animal Farm is a short story that is written in classic Orwellian style that is light and refreshing, but as with Orwell's other writings carries a cryptic message that needn't be overlooked. A Nice Icing on the cake to accompany a timeless classic!
All others should also read it. Then nobody can be tempted to join this decayed system.
It's a masterpiece.
Read also Nineteen Eighty-Four by the same author. This book is also a warning against the totalitarian state/government, who knowes everything about it's inhabitants and know hos to use it. Shocking reading but also a true masterpiece.
It would be wonderful to hear the Pope and Vladimir Putin discuss this issue at length. My money is no Vlad too.
I also find it very interesting that between 1945 and 1955 several of these types of books were written. 'Fahrenheit 451', 'The Lord of the Flies', 'A Brave New World' and I believe '1984'. None of them turn out well either. But I think 'Animal Farm' stands alone in its pure gloom.