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ANIMAL FARM

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It 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 reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. . . .

1984

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

Synopsis:

"The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become 'modern classics'. . . taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience . . . read for pleasure, excitement and instruction." — from the Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

PRAISE FOR ANIMAL FARM

"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable." — The New York Times

"Absolutely first-rate . . . comparable to Voltaire and Swift." — The New Yorker

"There are no replacements for a George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain. . . . he pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an orginal intelligence at work." — Time

PRAISE FOR 1984

"1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." — Lionel Trilling 1949

"The most solid, the most brilliant, thing George Orwell has done." — V.S. Pritchett

Synopsis:

Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution, the account of the struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into "Animal Farm, " is paired with "1984, " a succinct, frightening tale that has remained a potent reminder of the fate of those who suffer under totalitarian regimes.

About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS is the author of four collections of essays.
 

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Cody Ridenour, December 1, 2009 (view all comments by Cody Ridenour)
These books are pure classics. The rise of power, tyrannical governments and the loss of freedom all play a pivotal roll. From a satire of Soviet Russia to a bleak future ruled by totalitarian nations and dictatorships. These books tell a story all of us should listen closely to, and remember.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780151010264
Introduction:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Introduction by:
Hitchens, Christopher
Introduction:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Orwell, George
Author:
A M. Heath
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Location:
Orlando
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.09 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
"The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become 'modern classics'. . . taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience . . . read for pleasure, excitement and instruction." — from the Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

PRAISE FOR ANIMAL FARM

"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable." — The New York Times

"Absolutely first-rate . . . comparable to Voltaire and Swift." — The New Yorker

"There are no replacements for a George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain. . . . he pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an orginal intelligence at work." — Time

PRAISE FOR 1984

"1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present." — Lionel Trilling 1949

"The most solid, the most brilliant, thing George Orwell has done." — V.S. Pritchett

"Synopsis" by , Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution, the account of the struggle initiated by the animals that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into "Animal Farm, " is paired with "1984, " a succinct, frightening tale that has remained a potent reminder of the fate of those who suffer under totalitarian regimes.

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