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Animal Farm: A Fairy Storyby George Orwell
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With a foreword by Ann Patchett
George Orwell's timeless fable - a parable for would-be liberators everywhere, glimpsed through the lens of our own history
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 totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.
This new , beautiful paperback edition with a foreword by Ann Patchett features deckled edges and french flaps — a perfect gift for any occasion.
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<:st> Orwell's classic political fable is often cited as simply a condemnation of Stalinism, which it certainly was, but its political relevance is both wider and more enduring, as novelist Ann Patchett notes in her introductory essay to this new edition. Among the lessons contained in its pages is the need of politicians for "The Enemy" (think Axis of Evil) and the dangers of individuality to oppressive political order. A previous edition of this book was cited in the third edition of Books for College Libraries
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
George Orwell's timeless fable is now released in a centennial edition with aForeword by Gore Vidal.
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