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Animal Farm

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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 t ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by NAL (first published August 17th 1945)
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Petra X
Jun 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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 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 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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Manny
Nov 20, 2008 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.
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 added it
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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Clau R.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Those damn PIGS.

I can't even.
Ahmad  Ebaid
Jan 16, 2014 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
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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