Animal farm: a fairy story
George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX!“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
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|Grouping Title||animal farm a fairy story|
|Grouping Author||orwell george|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-05-08 04:51:53AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-07 04:55:02AM|
|auth_author2||Baker, Russell, 1925-|
Woodhouse, C. M. 1917-2001,
|author||Orwell, George, 1903-1950,|
|author2-role||Baker, Russell,1925-author of preface.|
Patchett, Ann,author of foreword.
Woodhouse, C. M.1917-2001,author of introduction.
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Teen Books|
|display_description||Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's 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 proves disastrous. 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.|
|itype_addison||Young Adult Fiction|
|local_callnumber_addison||YA FIC ORWELL G.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Domestic animals -- Fiction|
Totalitarianism -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
|title_display||Animal farm : a fairy story|
|title_full||Animal farm : a fairy story / by George Orwell ; with a foreword to the Centennial edition by Ann Patchett ; with a preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse|
|title_sub||a fairy story|