Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

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by George Orwell, Ralph Cosham
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.
With a new forward by Gore Vidal.

Author Biography: George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, born in 1903. He produced an impressive and critically acclaimed body of work, including his two most famous novels, Animal Farm and 1984. He died in 1950.

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Edmund Wilson
Absolutely first-rate...comparable to Voltaire and Swift. -- The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786183869
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
781,326
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 6.06(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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