George Orwell

Animal Farm

“Animal Farm” is an allegorical novella by George Orwell published in England in 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, especially after his experiences with the NKVD, and what he saw of the results of the influence of Communist policy («ceaseless arrests, censored newspapers, prowling hordes of armed police” — “Communism is now a counter-revolutionary force”), during the Spanish Civil War. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as his novel “contre Stalin”. Includes a new introduction.
111 printed pages
Original publication
2018

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    Junaidshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Animal farm is actually one the most intelligent book I have ever read. The sattire couldnt have been more perfect. Definitely worth reading.

    Xiomara Canizalesshared an impression4 years ago
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    I have absolutely any notion of the Russian history therefore I don't relate this story to that matter.
    I think this story can be relatively similar in so many different scenarios around the history of many countries, mine included.
    The story is base on a farm, animals were tired of been abused by humans, they decided to run the farm by their own. Their ideals were resume in "the seven commandments". With time the interaction of the animals change as the Pigs self determined were the leaders.
    Is a pretty self explanatory story but really enjoyable 👌🏻
    Is worth 4 stars ⭐️

    Sahis Zuñigashared an impression5 months ago
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    It’s a well-written and interesting book. The characters are likable and reading what ends up happening to them made me genuinely sad. The social commentary and metaphors are a little obvious but they don’t detract from the book.

Quotes

    Xuraman Memmedovahas quotedlast year
    THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS

    1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.

    2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.

    3. No animal shall wear clothes.

    4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.

    5. No animal shall drink alcohol.

    6. No animal shall kill any other animal.

    7. All animals are equal.
    Xuraman Memmedovahas quotedlast year
    And shall I still be allowed to wear ribbons in my mane?” asked Mollie.

    “Comrade,” said Snowball, “those ribbons that you are so devoted to are the badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?”
    Nikita Antonenkovhas quoted3 years ago
    hindquarters, listening to him. The dogs had

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