Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charism...


Details Animal Farm

TitleAnimal Farm
ISBN9780452284241
Author
Release DateMay 6th, 2003
PublisherNAL
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Literature, Academic, School, Politics, Novels, Read For School
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Reviews Animal Farm

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2008-11-08
    This is a book I've been meaning to read for ages but never got around to - last week I not only read it but gave a lesson on the historical context for the grade 8 class, who will be reading this book and The Wave. As I found, out of the class of 24, about 20 of them had already read the book, and at least one kid knew it was an allegory of the Russian Revolution. Still, my lesson wasn't totally redundant :)For anyone who isn't familiar with the...
  • Petra X
    2008-06-13
    Amazon's very Orwellian involvement with this book at the end. If Amazon ever partnered Facebook they'd own us.This is not really a review, but one of those moments where everything that was clear to you suddenly becomes utterly muddied and you really can't say what lies beneath the murky waters although a moment before you were sure you could.I'm reading Christopher Hitchen's astonishingly percipient and brilliant Arguably: Essays. I read Animal...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-06-24
    سيظل دائما جميع الحيوانات سواسية..الا ان بعض "الخنازير" ستري دائما انها "متساوية" اكثر من الاخرينجورج اورويل عام 1943 يقدم لنا نموذج لثورةثورة حيوانات علي "صاحب العزبة"..عشان حقوقهمثورة زي اي ثورة في تاريخ الانسانية..ثورة زي الثورة الروسية ولا الرومان...
  • Anne
    2015-09-28
    The only good pig is a dead pig.Yeah, yeah, everyone claims Orwell wrote this as about the Russian Revolution, Stalin, and the rise of Communism. Pshttt. Whatever.You know what I think he was really saying? Beware the Other White Meat! Ok, maybe not. Look, I know what you're thinking, That pig looks adorable!, but the next thing you know, that piggy is all grown up and stealing your cookies!And you'll let it steal your cookies because Mr. Pig ha...
  • Manny
    2008-11-20
    A perfect book. People will still be reading this in a thousand years time, when communism is just a footnote.
  • بثينة العيسى
    2012-02-23
    جورج أورويل عبقري بشكل مزعج. يكتب رواية أبطالها حيوانات في مزرعة ويخيل إليك بأن الأمر سيكون سخيفاً، أو شبيها بقصص الأطفال. على العكس، جورج أورويل نقل الواقع بكابوسيته، وجعل التاريخ أكثر قابلية للفهم، وشرح لنا باختصار كيف يمكن أن يتحول الإنسان إلى ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2016-12-26
    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”Those damn PIGS.I can't even.
  • Mohammed Ali
    2018-02-14
    في مزرعة الحيوان .. يهان المرء أو يهان : إذا اكملت قراءة الرواية احذر، لا ترفع رأسك عاليا لتنظر، لأنك إن نظرت اكتشفت، وإذا اكتشفت فهمت، وإذا فهمت سجنت أو كمّمت أو رضيت، وإذا رضيت اقتنيت أو سكت، فإذا سكت فاجلس ساكنا قرب أبواب الصمت، وأمّا إذا اقتنيت ف...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-06-02
    564. Animal Farm, George OrwellAnimal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during t...
  • Ahmad Ebaid
    2014-01-16
    "I won't read again to this writer", that was my first impression to "ANIMAL FARM".George Orwell was recommend to me by his two most famous books:"ANIMAL FARM" and "1984", and I had started reading "ANIMAL FARM" first by chance. Then I though that Orwell, almost, hadn't have something to talk about in his other book; because he "has summarized up all what is happening in the occupied revolutions". Later, I knew that "1984" was about Dystopian wor...
  • Ariel
    2015-09-21
    I first read this in Grade 11 and decided it was my favourite book. I knew a reread needed to happen right away, but it took me four years to finally get around to it when my boyfriend gifted me this beautiful illustrated edition. Animal Farm is a book I often think about and often quote, and it was a bit nerve-wracking to go back to it to see if it actually lived up to everything I had built it up to be. Thankfully, I'm thrilled to say it did.In...
  • Huda Yahya
    2012-11-21
    يمكن لنا أن نقول أن روايتي مزرعة الحيوان وأولاد حارتناهما أعظم روايتان رمزيتان مباشرتان كتبتا في القرن الفائتفكلاهما لا يخفي من نفس المؤلف شيئاوكلاهما يعبر عن مرارة تعتلج بنفس كاتبهاوكلاهما بليغ وفصيح وممتع***وأظن سر نجاح مزرعة الحيوان المدوي هو ...
  • Dan Schwent
    2016-12-13
    Under the leadership of the pigs, the animals of Manor Farm overthrow their human owner and go into business for themselves with all animals doing their part. However, some parts involve a lot less work than others and things quickly change...I somehow managed to dodge this landmine in high school and the ensuing couple decades. However, I had a few conversations about it at work and decided it was time to give it a read.Animal Farm is a dystopia...
  • Agir(آگِر)
    2014-07-27
    تو هیچ میدانی بزرگترین درنده دنیا کیست؟ لابد خواهی گفت شیر. نه، به هیچ وجه! بزرگترین درنده دنیا آدم استنیکوس کازنتزاکیسفیلم آزمایش با جملات تکان دهنده ای آغاز می شود: در بین تمام موجودات فقط انسان است كه همنوعانش را می کشد آنهم نه يك نفر يا دونفر،گاه...
  • أميــــرة
    2013-02-02
    إذا قرأت "مزرعة الحيوانات" ولم تعلم أن كاتبها إنجليزي لربما ظننت أنه عربي الأصل! وإذا قرأتها وأنت لا تعلم أنها كُتِبت عام 1943 لربما حسبتها إصدارًا حديثًا!بعد أن أنهيتها قرأت عنها بعض الدراسات النقدية من نقّاد مختلفي الجنسيات، وقد أجمعوا على أن تفرُّ...
  • Mischenko
    2018-01-07
    This book is featured on Shabby Sunday @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2018/...I read Animal Farm when I was in college and it was one of those reads where you think it’s going to be boring, but it turns out to be a favorite. It’s an allegorical tale representing the Russian Revolution where the characters in the book represent people during this time.I won’t go into the plot too much, but in a nutshell, this story is about a group of far...
  • Gaurav
    2012-03-12
    George OrwellI got stunned for a while when I finished Animal Farm-a masterpiece from George Orwell- for the novella depicts our society so perfectly- the role of power, how corrupts those who are apex of a social system and eventually they eliminate their competitors, and it happens with almost every social system, it's like a treatise on our society.Napolean is not inherently evil, Napoleon's subsequent adoption of nearly all of Mr. Jones' prin...
  • فهد الفهد
    2011-02-20
    مزرعة الحيوان ربما هو شعور طفولي مدفون، ذلك الذي يجعلنا نستمتع دائماً بالقصص الرمزية، ربما هي فرحة الطفل بلعبة توصيل الخطوط ما بين الأشياء، أو ربما هي شهوة النميمة التي تجعلنا نتحرق ونحن نقرأ قصة رمزية إلى معرفة المقصود بها. وهذه قصة رمزية كتبها أ...
  • Ginger
    2015-10-31
    Animal Farm is a dystopian tale of revolution and the ensuing government that takes over afterwards. It could easily be a symbolism of most revolutions that occur in history. A new leader comes in and it’s the same as the old leader. Rinse. Repeat.(Note to self):Must. Not. Get. Too. Political. With. This. Review.I absolutely loved this book and the tale of this animal farm should concern anyone that believes in a free-thinking society. All it t...
  • Bionic Jean
    2013-06-25
    George Orwell's Animal Farm is undeniably one of the best short novels ever written in the English language. It is a deceptively simple tale, which even older children could read. About an animal uprising, it is written in the style of a fable, and yet it can be read on so many levels. It is clearly both a satire and an allegory, a dystopian tale, and its author George Orwell made no secret of what regime, and which politicians, he was so mercile...
  • Nobody
    2016-02-13
    مزیت تمام انقلاب ها همینه که خوب و قوی و با شعار ها و شوق ها و سرودها و اشک شادی مردم شروع میشه و بدبختی اش هم اینکه به پوکرفیسی و نارضایتی مردم از انقلابی که فراموش شده و اهدافی که تغییر پیدا کرده و به قول جورج اُرول در این کتاب "منسوخ شده" خط به خط این ...
  • Samin
    2008-02-01
    I absolutely loved this book. It wasn't boring to me at all. I think Orwell did a great job of symbolizing all the injustice that happens in name of an outside force and how simple minded people who do not educate themselves get taken advantage from, be it West for Soviet Russia, America for Iran or Terrorists for the United states.
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2017-04-16
    George Orwell leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. This is a blatant political statement. There’s no reading between the lines in order to ascertain the meaning, it’s all here on the page. After around page twenty it was very obvious how this book would end. History repeats itself and in this case it goes full circle. Nothing changes. And a wise old Donkey was the only one in the piece aware of this. We can presume he has seen it bef...
  • Lyn
    2011-08-02
    Not as formidable as 1984, this modern day fable, though, bears down hard on socialism and even more on the very aspects of our nature that brings power struggles about.First published in 1945, this allegorical criticism of Stalinist communism is nonetheless still relevant today as a cautionary satire on totalitarianism in general.
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2016-01-15
    Wow. Everything about this was so clever. I think my mind just exploded. Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:8. A classic with less than 200 pages
  • Manny
    2018-06-21
    "They always call the other side ‘the elite’. Why are they elite? I have a much better apartment than they do. I’m smarter than they are. I’m richer than they are. I became president and they didn’t. And I’m representing the greatest, smartest most loyal best people on Earth – the deplorables, remember that?"- Donald Trump, June 20 2018"Four legs good, two legs better!"- George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2017-02-15
    I read this in high school and hated it because it terrified me.It still terrifies me.Read this.
  • ميقات الراجحي
    2016-05-28
    رغم تاريخية هذا العمل وكثرت من تناوله بالنقد والقراءة – المراجعة – إلا أنه لايمكن لأى قارئ أن لا يُعبَّر ولو بالقليل من إعجابه تجاه هذا النص، وهذا الإسقاط العظيم من الرواية من أعلي مرتبة في الكائنات الحية إلى كائن أقل منه مكانة دون التقليل من قيمة...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    2016-09-18
    "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." What a great book. I can't believe I haven't read it before. Written at a time when the evils of communism hadn't been fully exposed and some still thought it could work in practice, Animal Farm was sure to be an eye opener.The setting is a "normal" farm--controlled and managed by humans. But one day the animals have had enough of being oppressed and abused as human slaves. They...