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Animal Farm and 1984 [Hardcover]

George Orwell , A. M. Heath , Christopher Hitchens
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June 2 2003
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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Daniel Lea is Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University.
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5.0 out of 5 stars George Orwell double punch June 29 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
"Animal Farm"

No animal may drink alcohol "to excess"

A fairy tale or a nightmare? It all began with a dream by Major, a Middle White boar, of equality, and freedom from oppression. Maybe not in our life comrade, but eventually.

The dream brings a song. Intolerable conditions lead to revolution. As time passes things change; not exactly as planned.

There are two striking parts to this tale that stand out. First when Boxer is sent to the hospital and Benjamin reads the side of the van "Horse Slaughterer." Secondly there was a party in the farm house as the pigs were playing cards with the men, two aces of spades showed up. An argument ensues. Then a realization was drawn by the creatures outside looking in as they "...looked from pig to man, and man to pig, and from pig to man again..."

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"1984"

Deviates corrected for their own good

In a society that has eliminated many imbalances, surplus goods, and even class struggle, there are bound to be deviates; Winston Smith is one of those. He starts out, due to his inability to doublethink, with thoughtcrime. This is in a society that believes a thought is as real as the deed. Eventually he graduates through a series of misdemeanors to illicit sex and even plans to overthrow the very government that took him in as an orphan.

If he gets caught, he will be sent to the "Ministry of Love" where they have a record of 100% cures for this sort of insanity. They will even forgive his past indiscretions.

Be sure to watch the three different movies made from this book:

1984 (1954) Peter Cushing is Winston Smith

1984 (1956) Edmond O'Brien is Winston Smith

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) John Hurt is Winston smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars just the greatest May 10 2014
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The two pieces in the Book are both fantastic works of literature. Animal farm is is a reflective satire based on the soviet take over in Russia. 1984 is a piece that translates the importance of freedom of thought and the evils of censorship and a totalitarian rule. Although I assume that the reason any person would look into the hard cover combination is cause they have read both the books already, and need no review other than aesthetics. the the dust cover is not of a glossy nature, though it does look absolutely beautiful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compilation of the classics Nov. 9 2013
By Michael
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A beautifully binded book that is a wonderful way to have these two classics on your bookshelf.

I chose to take the book cover off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic June 16 2013
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Classic stories. Nicely made hardcover book. Great price. If you are looking to extend your growing library with timeless tales, this is a good choice with two very well known thought provoking titles that are as relevant today as when they were written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any thinking individual May 10 2013
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1984: A brilliant piece, unfortunately timeless - a lot of what's written as fiction is still very recognizable. Thought-stirring as all good literature ought to be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Oct. 7 2012
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An inexpensive and excellent book that includes both Animal Farm and 1984. It's definitely nice having the two together. It arrived on time and the price was right for these two classics.
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