Animal farm

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George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.   When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

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9780452284241
9781481540544
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9780451524669
9780451526342
9781854597892
9780547370224
9780151072552
9780151072521
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subject_facet Domestic animals -- Fiction, Totalitarianism -- Fiction
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title_full Animal Farm, Animal farm / George Orwell ; illustrated by Joy Batchelor and John Halas, Animal farm [electronic resource] / George Orwell, Animal farm [sound recording] / George Orwell
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