Animal Farm

Animal Farm  (English, Paperback, Orwell George)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Prakash Book Depot
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788172344399, 8172344392
    • Pages: 120
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    About the Book

    At first, George Orwell’s Animal Farm may seem like a fancy yet simple story where Old Major instigates two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, to revolt against the farmer who owns them. But, the story isn’t as simple as it seems. In Animal Farm, Orwell has taken a few events from Russian history - the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s rise to power - and has tried to mock them. In fact, in one of his letters to the French translator Yvonne Davet, Orwell referred to Animal Farm as a tale written to ridicule Stalin. A democratic socialist, Orwell was always a critic of Stalin and he strongly opposed the idea of dictatorship, and that’s what this book is all about.

    About the Author

    An outspoken supporter of democratic socialism and an ardent opposer of totalitarianism - these are the traits that describe English novelist Eric Arthur Blair, famously known as George Orwell, the best. In fact, Orwell’s awareness of social injustice and his lucid prose made his literary works something that every reader should consider reading at some point in his/her lifetime. Although Orwell died at a relatively young age of 46, his works - Animal Farm, 1984, Homage to Catalonia, and Down and Out in Paris and London - still continue to make readers wish that there was more to read from him.

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    • January
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    Good copy

    This 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, ...
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    Shaik Adil

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    True Agony of a Socialist

    Orwell is obviously angry at the way Socialism has been distorted by Stalin. Using Animal characters as symbols Orwell honestly mocks and criticizes the Russian leadership under Lenin. It is a very easy to read book giving good perspectives on the Socialist Revolution.
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    Abhishek Kona

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    MUST READ !!

    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.
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    Aishwarya

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    STUPENDOUS BOOK

    A must read for every book lover . If you are interested in politics this book is your Bible . This allegorical and dystopian novel by Orwell reflects the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and is also a terrible satire on Stalinism . A brilliant satirical work blending satire and wit. Its both surprising and convincing how Stalin has been reduced to a pig (Napoleon) and his enemy Trotsky to yet another pig (Snowball).
    Time magazine chose the book as one of the 100 best English-lang...
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    Sudipta Barman Roy

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    Nice

    The packing was neat and the book is in great condition.
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    Elizabeth Fiby

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    Value-for-money

    Its a nice book to comprehend some facts about the real world .
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    Saurabh Singh

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    Great product

    Very good
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    A political Satire

    Animal Farm is a satirical allegory on the Russian Revolution. Orwell explains it, “It is the history of revolution that went wrong.” It tells the simple and tragic story of what happens when the oppressed farm rebel to attain freedom from Mr. Jones. It is about their attempt to rule the farm themselves on the basis of equality.

    The animals had initially aimed to form a utopian society, where each would work according to his capacity, respecting the needs of the others. But, they failed to d...
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    Diksha Mahajan

    Aug, 2012

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    All Animals Are Equal , But Some Animals are "MORE" equal

    ?????? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ?????? ??????? . ??????????? ???????????? ??????????? ????? . ?????????? ????????????????? ????????? ??????????? "Animal Farm " ??? ??????? ??? ????????????? ??? ?????????????????? . ????? ??????? ?????????? ?????? ????? ???? ??????????????? . ???? ???????? ???????????? ????????? ... Its the same happened with us also after we got independence from foreigners. We thought we achieved everything... we thought our leaders know our pain our real life issues and ...
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    ANOOJ POOZHIKUTH

    Aug, 2015

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    Just okay

    Orwell's Animal farm is a satire about the corruption that is being done by the humans when they have power. Napoleon ( portrayed as a pig) is the leader of the Animal Farm. He is very corrupt and how he cheats his fellow livestock forms the plot of the story.

    Actually Stalin, the leader of the Soviet union has been portrayed as Napoleon and this book has been banned in many parts of the world .
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    Arpita

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Which publisher Shall I choose. Rupa, Penguine or Fingerprint publications
    A:Penguin serves the best I feel.
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    Q:is there any summary or explanation in the last pages ( Chapter-Wise)
    A:No. There is no explanation in the last pages as the book is a satire. One has to observe the inner meaning by himself/herself. A short introduction (half summary) is given in the back of the book.
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    Q:how many pages are there?
    A:96 Pages
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    Q:Will I get a bookmark?
    A:I received a bookmark.
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    Q:what is it ?page number
    A:This is actually a political satire in the form of a novel.. considered it to be one of the greatest works of 20th century Literary fiction. A novel of 95 pages. Read it and enrich yourself
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    Q:what is the suitable age group for this book?
    A:Anyone can read it, good for all age groups.
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