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Animal farm: a fairy story

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George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel--a scathing satire on a downtrodden society's blind march towards totalitarianism. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned--a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell's masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

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full_title animal farm a fairy story
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auth_author2 Batchelor, Joy, 1914-1991,, Halas, John,
author Orwell, George, 1903-1950,
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display_description When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling 'fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Animal Farm.
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series Penguin classics
series_with_volume Penguin classics
subject_facet Allegories, Domestic animals -- Fiction, Political corruption -- Fiction, Satire, Totalitarianism -- Fiction
title_display Animal farm : a fairy story
title_full Animal farm : a fairy story / by George Orwell ; illustrated by Joy Batchelor & John Halas, Animal farm : a fairy story / by George Orwell ; preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse
title_short Animal farm :
title_sub a fairy story
topic_facet Domestic animals, Political corruption, Totalitarianism