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Animal Farm

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  1,932,067 Ratings  ·  34,216 Reviews
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 t ...more
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Published 2004 by Easton Press (first published May 1st 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.
Michael Donnelly Well, besides the bit where dozens of animals get their throats ripped out by trained dogs, yeah, it's great for kids.
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Petra Eggs
Jun 13, 2008 Petra Eggs 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
Jun 24, 2013 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 حيوانات علي "صاحب العزبة"..عشان حقوقهم
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
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Anne
Sep 28, 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're 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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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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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
Jan 16, 2014 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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Clau R.
Dec 26, 2016 Clau R. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Those damn PIGS.

I can't even.
Ariel
Sep 21, 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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Dan Schwent
Dec 13, 2016 Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, 2016-books
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 dystopian tale of revolution and the ensuing government. A
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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
Jul 27, 2014 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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فهد الفهد
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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Samin
Feb 01, 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.
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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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
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
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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Lou
May 08, 2010 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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أحمد
Dec 06, 2008 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
Lola  Reviewer
Apr 08, 2017 Lola Reviewer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I actually wish I had been required to read this in high school. We mostly read little-known French and Canadian works. But we did read Of Mice and Men and Matilda so it wasn't all bad.
Trina (Between Chapters)
I read this in high school and hated it because it terrified me.

It still terrifies me.

Read this.
Ahmad Sharabiani
564. Animal Farm, George Orwell
قلعه (مزرعه) حیوانات - جورج اورول (جامی،...) ادبیات انگلستان
مترجمها: بدون هیچ ترتیبی آنهایی را که یافتم 43 + 1 نامدار را نگاشتم. گویا باید در رکوردهای گینس ثبت شود
مترجم 01 - امیرامیرشاهی در 154 ص؛
مترجم 02 - محمد فیروزبخت در 136 ص؛
مترجم 03 - احسان واحدی در 133 ص؛
مترجم 04 - رضا زارع در 120 ص؛
مترجم 05 - علی گرانمایه در 152 ص؛
مترجم 06 - سیروس نورآبادی و محسن موحدی زاد در 130 ص؛
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مترجم 08 - مرضیه صدر در 108 ص؛
مترجم 09 - نرگس حیدری منجیل
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Sita
Aug 23, 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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Nandakishore Varma
Sep 29, 2011 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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Andrei Tamaş
May 07, 2014 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ACUM, MAI MULT DECÂT ORICÂND! Ceva ce am scris când eram mai tânăr...
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,
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Fatima
Feb 13, 2016 Fatima 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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Deanna
Feb 19, 2017 Deanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

When I read this in school I flew through it. I do remember it made me uncomfortable, but at the time I couldn't figure out why. I don't think I understood very much of it.

Reading it so many years later, I can see how witty and intelligent it is. With all that's going on in the world right now it definitely still makes me uncomfortable...and in many ways scared. At any rate I'm glad I re-read it. I do appreciate it much more
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Sanjay Gautam
May 30, 2014 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'!
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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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