- Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Signet Classics; 50th Anniversary ed. edition (May 1 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451526341
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.3 x 19 cm
- Shipping Weight: 127 g
- Average Customer Review: 664 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #128,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Animal Farm: Anniversary Edition Mass Market Paperback – May 1 1996
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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
About the Author
George Orwell (pseudonym for Eric Blair [1903-50]) was born in Bengal and educated at Eton; after service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living penning novels and essays. He was essentially a political writer who focused his attention on his own times, a man of intense feelings and intense hates. An opponent of totalitarianism, he served in the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War. Besides his classic Animal Farm, his works include a novel based on his experiences as a colonial policeman, Burmese Days, two firsthand studies of poverty, Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier, an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia; and the extraordinary novel of political prophecy whose title became part of our language, 1984.
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Today, it reads like a unique fable about how Tyranny arises and evolves. Perhaps it could be re-titled "How I Went to Washington and Drained The Swamp". Just an idea.
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After reading Animal Farm I had mixed feelings about the book.Read more