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Animal Farm

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  1,822,447 Ratings  ·  30,657 Reviews
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www 1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the henhouses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by 1st World Library (first published August 17th 1945)
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Tys O'Shea No, it's just a story about animals on a farm; no allegory or hidden meaning. Great for ages 6-12.
Anne It is a good read for kids. I read and enjoyed it when I was age 12 and read it purely as a story about animals. A knowledge of politics and satire is…moreIt is a good read for kids. I read and enjoyed it when I was age 12 and read it purely as a story about animals. A knowledge of politics and satire is not a prerequisite for enjoyment of Animal Farm. It is satirical, it is political, but at the same time its a great story.(less)

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Petra X
May 05, 2015 Petra X rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, reviewed
Review edited to include (at the end) Amazon's very Orwellian involvement with this book.

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 Farm too young to identify the individual animals with actual character
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Mohammed Arabey
Sep 18, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
سيظل دائما جميع الحيوانات سواسية..الا ان بعض "الخنازير" ستري دائما انها "متساوية" اكثر من الاخرين

جورج اورويل عام 1943 يقدم لنا نموذج لثورة
ثورة زي اي ثورة في تاريخ الانسانية..ثورة زي الثورة الروسية ولا الرومانية ولا .....أهي ثورة
حكاية مكررة ,تقريبا بنفس النهاية..فإننا لم نتعلم من التاريخ ,فهل سنتعلم من الرمز؟
الحكاية هنا حكاية ثورة
ثورة ما من اجل عيش يتناسب مع العمل..من اجل حرية حقيقية
ثورة ما من اجل الكرامة..ثورة من اجل العدالة الاجتماعية

ثورة نجحت في ازالة الضاغية...ثورة نجحت في جعل الارض كلها حقا
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بثينة العيسى

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 خنزير والخنزير إلى إنسان.

رواية جديرة بوقتك بالتأكيد.
Tessa De Guzman
Aug 26, 2007 Tessa De Guzman added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: curious children
Funnily enough, i read this book as a child and thought that it really WAS about animals. I remember thinking, Evil Pigs, I'm glad you're bacon in MY world, and Poor Hardworking Horsies, come live on my farm instead. You can have all the hay and makopa you want (sadly, no apples, tropical climate).

I reread it after education spoiled my natural inclinations for fast and absolute punishment of evildoers and eternal rewards for the good. I do find it pleasantly strange that these animals are symbol
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Anne
Oct 11, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only good pig is a dead pig.

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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.

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Look, I know what you'e thinking, That pig looks adorable!, but the next thing you know, that piggy is all grown up and stealing your cookies!

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And you'll let it steal your cookies, because Mr. Pig has convinced you that giving up your cookies every
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Manny
Nov 20, 2008 Manny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A perfect book. People will still be reading this in a thousand years time, when communism is just a footnote.
Ahmad  Ebaid
Jul 26, 2016 Ahmad Ebaid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: أدب, سياسة
لن أقرأ لهذا الكاتب ثانية", كان هذا أول ما تبادر إلى ذهني عندما انتهيت من هذا الكتاب"

تم ترشيح جورج أورويل لي من خلال كتابيه الأشهر "مزرعة الحيوانات" و"1984", وبدأت بمزرعة الحيوانات لا لشيء سوى الصدفة

"وارتأيت بعدها أن أورويل على الأغلب لم يعد لديه ما يقوله لي في كتابه الثاني, فأرويل قد "لخص كل اللي بيحصل في الثورات الفاشلة

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مازلتم تريدون سماع المزيد عن الرواية؟ أرشح لكم مراجعة "فهد" التي تحكي الطريق الذي خاضه أورويل لكتابتها, مع بعض التحليل اللطيف, وتنتهي في الفقرة الأخيرة بملخص بسيط عن القصة في
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Ariel
Oct 28, 2015 Ariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
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 many ways it's a little bit underwhelming the sec
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أميــــرة
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 تفرُّد أورويل يرجع إلى أنه كتب رواية تصلح لأي زمان ومكان.

كتبها أورويل تأثُرًا بالحرب العالمية الثانية، وكانت "المزرعة" هي الإتحاد السوفييتي، وكان لكل شخصية في الرواية من يقابلها في ذلك الوقت. ورغم ذلك عندما تقرأها ستجد في رمزيتها تقاربًا شديدًا مع واقعنا،
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Afshar
Aug 04, 2016 Afshar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

تو هیچ میدانی بزرگترین درنده دنیا کیست؟ لابد خواهی گفت شیر. نه، به هیچ وجه! بزرگترین درنده دنیا آدم است

نیکوس کازنتزاکیس

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فیلم 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،گاهي ميليون ها نفر در عرض يك سال

:و به قول فريدون مشيري
هيچ حيوانی به حيوانی نمی دارد روا
آنچه اين نامردمان با جان انسان می كنند


:در مورد کتاب

اولین کتابی بود که از جرج اورول خواندم.وی در داستانی تمثیلی، انقلاب اکتبر روسیه و اتفاقات بعد آن را به دنیا نشان م
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Samin
Feb 10, 2008 Samin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
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
Sanjay Gautam
Apr 24, 2016 Sanjay Gautam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
REVELATION!

A book that may open your eyes, and change your perspective forever.

It's a book that is an allegory on the surface, but a layer beneath it is something else entirely. A book that will stand test of time.

Long live the 'Animal Farm'!
ميقات الراجحي
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 الحيوان الذي هو أفضل من كثير من البشر نعرفهم أنا وأنت وأنتِ.


من خلال تتبع ركائز الأتصال في النص الأدبي؛ الرواية أجد أن المرسل ثم الرسالة ثم المرسل إليه قد أجتمعت في هذه الرواية صغيرة الحجم وأبدع بها جورج أورويل. لكن هل هذا ما خلد الرواية؟.. لا أعتقد ولا
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Gaurav
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' principles and after that the animals treat fellow ani
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فهد الفهد
Jun 16, 2016 فهد الفهد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, favorites
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 أورويل بهدف يحدده بنفسه عندما يقول "ما من شيء ساهم في إفساد المعنى الأصلي لمذهب الاشتراكية أكثر من الاعتقاد بأن روسيا بلد اشتراكي، وأن كل فعل يصدر عن القادة السوفيات ينبغي تبريره بل محاكاته، لهذا السبب أصبحت مقتنعاً في السنوات العشر الماضية بأن تدمير الأ
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أحمد
Apr 27, 2015 أحمد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
استمتعت بقرائتها منذ عشرة سنوات! استمتعت بقرائتها منذ ثلاث سنوات! واستمتعت بقرائتها منذ شهرين! القصة أصبحت جزءا من خلايا دماغي. لا أنساها إلا لأتذكرها عندما أمر في حياتي بموقف يذكرني بها. وما أكثرها من مواقف!

أحمد الديب
ديسمبر 2008
Lou
Nov 05, 2011 Lou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-reads
Animal Farm was such a great book and demands a re-read. That time is way overdue it has been a while since I read this and I was trying to find a way to review what Orwell was trying to convey in this story. I found couple of good reviews that put it so much better in perspective so why try myself when it's been written about by so many people. When I read it again in the not so distant future I will add my own thoughts So here's to what some readers wrote in a couple of other websites.

Power co
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Sita
Oct 07, 2011 Sita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone should read it at least once
Recommended to Sita by: A few different people...
Shelves: own, classic, reviewed, nl
Animal Farm is one of those classic books that I’m always hearing people talk about. People are always telling me it’s one of those books you just have to read before you die (even though I don't plan on dying anytime soon, I thought I would get the book out of the way). So, when I found the book in my dads collection I thought “why not? Let’s see what all the fuss is about.”

I can now see what all the fuss was about. This book was amazing and I am really glad that I finally took the time to rea
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Brian Yahn
Apr 10, 2016 Brian Yahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
All books are equal, but some books are more equal than others.

You can't hit a satire on the head any better than this. It might not be as informative as a textbook on Socialism or Capitalism, but what it lacks there, it more than makes up for in laughs--at least for me because certain parts had me crying they were so funny.

The way the different animals embody the "castes" of society makes it so enjoyable to see what they'll do next. The plot George Orwell creates is equal parts interesting and
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May
Jan 05, 2016 May rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
Toda una obra maestra. Una manera increíble de mostrarnos la degeneración de la URSS a través de una fábula donde los animales cobran la voz de personajes históricos muy relevantes. Me ha encantado. De lectura obligatoria.
Fatima kiyan
Mar 19, 2016 Fatima kiyan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: george-orwell

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 کتاب باعث پوزخند من بود و گاهی یاد تاریخ انقلاب های کشورهای مختلف میفتادم و یک جای هم حس کردم چقدر داستان این کتاب شبیه وضعیت کره ی شمالی هست و یک جاهایی هم حتی شبیه وضعیت کشور نازنین خودمون که هیچی اش شبیه اون شوق و شعار نفت ملی و تمام درآمدش ب
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Nandakishore Varma
Mar 07, 2016 Nandakishore Varma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
After overthrowing the pigs, Animal Farm went back to its democratic ways. Now animals were not mistreated or slaughtered based on the dictatorship of the pigs; rather, they had to agree to get slaughtered (on a selective basis, of course: can't afford to deplete the herd) to make the farm economically viable. Since they now had the freedom to choose (never matter the only choice was on how to get slaughtered), everything was hunky-dory. And the animals wrote a hymn to free market economy:

"Beast
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Helen Stavraki
May 27, 2016 Helen Stavraki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Old Mr. Jones had a farm E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a "PIG" E-I-E-I-O
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink....

Σπουδαίο βιβλίο επίκαιρο,διαφωτιστικό,ρεαλιστικό και προειδοποιητικό. Τώρα θα μου πείτε για τι ακριβώς μας προειδοποιεί και μας καθιστά υπεύθυνους; Μα, για τα αυτονόητα βέβαια " ολα τα ζώα ειναι ίσα....αλλά μερικά ζώα ειναι πιο ίσα απο τα άλλα".

Έτσι, μια μέρα που ολα τα ζωάκια υποκινουμενα απο τα φιλόδοξα γουρουνάκια επαναστατούν κατα της καταπίεσης κα
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Zinta
Jan 05, 2009 Zinta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't my first stay on the farm. I'd read Orwell as a girl, one with ethnic roots reaching back to the Baltic States (Latvia) then occupied by the Soviet Union, and so having grown up on stories of human cruelty and betrayal, of human nature gone corrupt when faced with the seduction of power -- all of that rather than the common, soothing fairy tale. For that reason, I surely understood it on a deeper level than most of my peers. I was fifteen the first of many times I visited the Soviet Un ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Aug 05, 2016 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buna organizare a societăţii a reprezentat încă din cele mai vechi timpuri principala problemă a umaniştilor. Ei au încercat, într-un mod sistematizat, reprezentat de necesitate şi de raportarea la realitate, să ofere o soluţie pentru ca aparatul social să funcţioneze astfel încât să satisfacă, în raport cu obligaţiile, necesităţile fiecărui individ...
La rândul nostru, dacă ne raportăm la realitatea istorică, putem observa că, în ansamblu, mecanismul societăţii se află într-o continuă schimbare.
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grace
Jan 05, 2016 grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy. Wow. How clever and powerful this book was... One of my favorite last lines in a novel.
Jean
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 mercilessly parodying. Yet as with all great novels, it s ...more
Scarlet Cameo
Sep 10, 2016 Scarlet Cameo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rc-16

Lo que empezó como una sátira de la Rusia socialista terminó convirtiéndose en el reflejo de nuestra sociedad actual. Una historia sumamente reflexiva, interesante y carente de sorpresas por el mismo papel que juega cada individuo, sin importar si se está mostrando a los campesinos ignorantes o a los intelectuales desdeñosos, a la burocrácia megalómana o al proletariado explotado, esta historia se desarrolla hasta que todos terminan renegados al punto sin retorno, donde te das cuenta que por más
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Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.

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