Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. Animal farm has been read and reread and quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones' 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 bears an insidious familiarity. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others ... Orwell's succinct, frightening words have been heard since 1946 as unsparingly descriptive of the fate of those who suffer totalitarian regimes. This audio edition of the masterpiece reminds us of Orwell's genius.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2007]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433287701
1433287706
9780786143139
0786143134
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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bluedog8422 Jul 07, 2014

High school curriculum? This book was read in the middle school curriculum for district 113. It is not that difficult to comprehend or finish reading. There is also a movie out base one the book that one may enjoy.

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donkeyhote
Jul 07, 2014

This is a satire of human nature, which is corrupt and which corrupts all social systems. No perfect society can be created without perfecting human nature, which is a Lone Hunter (selfish predator). Arthur Koestler writes in his book "The Ghost In The Machine" that the feeling of separate self will be taken out from the common man to serve the System peacefully. Otherwise, the Holy Books also envisaged to create the final and perfect society by changing human nature for a selfless one. For this the present selfish man has to be gradually phased out. The coming new age is called in some radio programs as "Post-Human," "Post-Industrial," and "Post-Modern." The present system will be totally changed also, and it will not be Democracy, where at present we vote against each other, instead of aiming for a peaceful common future

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bxrlover
Jun 27, 2012

This was a book I have been wanting to read for years and I am so glad I finally did. I don't think it's part of the high school curriculum anymore, but it really should be. I also think it should be mandatory reading for politicians everywhere. Annually.

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