McDougal Littell Literature Connections: Animal Farm Student Editon Grade 9

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Overview

Orwell's brilliant 1946 satire, chronicling a revolution staged by the animals on Mr. Jones's farm.
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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
In this elegant 50th anniversary edition, Orwell's masterpiece is enhanced though Ralph Steadman's 100 full color and half tone illustrations that make the twists and turns of its plot more sinister, and by Orwell's unpublished proposed preface to the original edition, as well as his preface to the 1947 Ukrainian edition. Both provide historical context to the development of this metaphoric tale.
Edmund Wilson
Absolutely first-rate...comparable to Voltaire and Swift. -- The New Yorker
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Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Published in 1945, this powerful satire of the Russian Revolution under Stalin remains as vivid and relevant today as it was on its first publication. Including Orwell's proposed preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukrainian edition, this special edition also features a series of magnificent color & black and white illustrations by Ralph Steadman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395796771
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/28/1900
  • Series: McDougal Littell Literature Connections Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 402,457
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

How to study v
How to use this guide ix
Key to icons x
Background 1
The story of Animal Farm 5
Who's who? 10
The main animal characters 10
The other animals 19
The humans 21
Themes 23
How to get to the top 23
How to tell lies 25
The uses of literacy 28
Down with "isms" 29
Language, style and structure 32
Just words? 32
Do we laugh? 33
The structure of the novel 34
The use of repetition 35
Commentary 37
Chapter 138
Chapter 241
Chapter 344
Chapter 448
Chapter 551
Chapter 655
Chapter 758
Chapter 862
Chapter 966
Chapter 1071
Topics for discussion and brainstorming 77
How to get an "A" in English Literature 79
The exam essay 80
Model answer and essay plans 81
Glossary of literary terms 84
Index 86
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