Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Green Light | January 1, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Animal Farm is rated 4.3871 out of 5 by 31.
Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell. The novel uses animals to describe Stalin era revolutions. The novel is about the corruption and greed of the leaders of the revolution. The novel gives a strong dystopian  image of indifference and evil.Ranked 31st in Modern Library's Best 20th Century Novels.One of Time Magazines 100 best English Language Novels.Expertly formatted with a linked table of contents. Look for more classic books from Green Light.Visit us at - GreenLighteBooks.tumblr.comTwitter - @GreenLightbooks and Facebook.com/greenlightbooks

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Published: January 1, 2012

Publisher: Green Light

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1622401603

ISBN - 13: 9781622401604

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awaiting revolution... It's fascinating and a bit unfortunate how relevant this (topic) classic is. Even more so now then ever. If Mr. George Orwell could only see us now... probably might not be that surprised at what he would see. After all he was a great mind and understood how all this worked.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Animal Farm by George Orwell What a satire this is. I could tell right off the bat from the style of writing what kind of novel Animal Farm was going to be. The story starts hopeful, but that reality slowly rots the farther you get in. It is well known that Animal Farm reflects on the Russian Revolution in relation to it’s characters and events. I can say for myself that I was constantly readying myself for something GOOD to happen in the plotline instead of the complete and utter corruption that takes place on the farm. While reading my mother looked at me and sarcastically said “A nice light summer read for you eh?” Light in terms of an easy read? Yes. But in all seriousness if you want a book that will bring up your spirits and take you away on a hearty adventure… then don’t read Animal Farm. I quite liked this novel it was different from a lot of other books I’ve read. I didn’t have to study if through school so that made it more enjoyable. It was a nice change from the usual fiction. I’ll give Orwell a 4 OUT OF 5 on this one. Check out my book review blog for more great reviews! http://insubstantialmrr.blogspot.ca/
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.5 Animal Farm is one of those classic books that I’m always hearing people talk about. People are always telling me it’s one of those books you just have to read before you die (even though I don't plan on dying anytime soon, I thought I would get the book out of the way). I can now see what all the fuss was about. This book was amazing and I am really glad that I finally took the time to read the book. I think I put off reading it before because of my limited to non-existent knowledge of modern history, mainly Russian/European politics. I thought that I would not be able to understand and appreciate the message of the story. In the end I really don’t think my lack of knowledge mattered, because when you read it like a story and not someone analyzing the hidden meaning of it, it still gives a strong message about society, humanity and what power can do to people. I can now see why people consider this to be such an important book. People interested in history and that time era, will definitely enjoy this and will probably understand all the hidden meanings. And those like me, who don’t read this sort of novel very often will have no problem reading this. It is not complicated and the writing is easy to understand. What makes the book amazing is the story itself.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want a revolution, Comrade? They say you cannot understand the first half of the twentieth century without reading Orwell. His essays are more or less part of the curriculum in post-secondary institutions. His intellectual honesty made him a venerated figure in a literate cosmos; so is it any wonder that many young aspiring writers (such as this humble reviewer) wish to claim him as their “hero”? Is it any wonder that people of all political stripes wish to claim him as “one of us”? I can vividly recall the day, not so long ago, when I read two of Orwell’s many essays: “Reflections on Gandhi” and “Notes on Nationalism.” I was but a youth of sixteen and as the saying goes, “it changed my life.” Now at the age of nineteen, I have consumed all of Orwell’s six novels, three books, and fifty essays. I wanted to be just like him, not in terms of his writing-style or prose, but in a sense of his intellectual honesty, his impartiality and his political scrupulousness. However, I am painfully aware that I cannot be like him – no one can. It is hard, no matter who strenuously one tries, one cannot be nearly as honest as he was. George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is undoubtedly his second most famous and esteemed work after his immortal novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” It is a novella of a revolution lost, a revolution betrayed. It is a work of power and how gets around it. The animals longed for freedom. As their fiercely patriotic poem went: Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland Beasts of every land and clime Hearken to my joyful tidings Of the future golden time After having a revolution and becoming the masters of their own fate, animals thought they would live a happy, taciturn and tranquil life without human interference. Just as all revolutions promise, they will have “Heaven on Earth.” The final result was slightly different than what you may have imagined. Soon they will find (or at least Benjamin, the donkey will) that they have become their own worst enemies. George Orwell wrote “Animal Farm” as a satire of the Russian Revolution. But is a work that can be applied to all revolutions (probably with the exceptions of the English Civil War, Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 and the American Revolution). Every revolution, it seems, will produce a Napoleon.
Date published: 2012-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Orwell's work on my blog: http://8bookcases.blogspot.com/2012/02/animal-farm-by-george-orwell.html
Date published: 2012-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has a deep meaning to it In my opinion, the book is just fantastic. It shows our society from different perspective, and the reader is able to reflect on the book. All characters in this novel are based on real people (ex. napoleon is Stalin). This is a great book for an english assignment.
Date published: 2011-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a warning from a " insider" they would like you to believe this is about some russian revolution but the sad truth is this is about our society and the future we will have under some "intellectual elite" dictating to the masses what they should or shouldnt do,controlling the masses like its a farm.
Date published: 2011-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved animal farm First time I've read the book, it was for school and I loved it. This is why so many years later I still wanted to reread it. It shows us the way communist work. They drive the dictator away and because the majority are not educated another dictator arrive. 2010 - 33
Date published: 2010-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This book was absolutely amazing! I was fascinated after reading the first few pages. It is a must read for everybody who is interested in history as it captures the essence of Communist revolutions and the revolutionaries of that time period. George Orwell, who is a Socialist Democrat, was highly critical of Joseph Stalin and Stalinism in the Soviet Union wrote this simple story to illustrate everything that can go wrong when attempting a revolution to create the perfect utopian society. This book, not only exhibits the events of the Stalinist Era, but foreshadows many other revolutions that we see today. I would highly recommend this book and do not let the length fool you. It may only be 100 pages long, but it is packed with symbolism and terms that can be related to the present day. Animal Farm is easy to read and follow and after you have read it, you come away with a better understanding of how dictatorships form throughout history.
Date published: 2010-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perfectly Satirical This book was a quick, easy read with creepily good satirical values and an excellent comprehension into the Russian Revolution. It is a must read.
Date published: 2010-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unsure of how many leafs to give I'm sorry, but in my opinion, animals should not have the ability to speak outside of a children's picture book. That's all I'm saying.
Date published: 2009-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long live Animal Farm! Classic literature for you - meaningful through symbolism, interesting as a fairy story. This short novel captured the silliness of a failed revolution: the irony in those who once seek justice falling into a greater trap for power, and the pitifulness in those who are blinded to it till the very end.
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Interesting I would have to say this book was short but well written. Most of the readers might say its story line matches that of the Russian Revolution. I do not oppose this, but in general it represents any communist country or colony. Please note reading further will be difficult if you have not read Animal Farm. The pigs are very cunning, they first attain as much power as they can and use it for their own purposes. These characteristics are very much like of a leader from a developing country (third world). When I was living in Sri Lanka, I experienced this everyday. The mayor of the city would only go after the power and money and didn’t really care about the people who support him/her. I wish I had the right to talk to those pigs, but I was the same as ‘Benjamin’, a donkey from Animal Farm who sees through the pigs. Therefore as a Canadian I’m glad that we have freedom of speech. Like in 1984, through out this novel Orwell also shows how pigs taking advantage of language, cultural, spiritual similarities between them and the other ‘comrades’ for their advantage. Since the animals can’t talk to humans they didn’t get the humans, who provide them food and shelter, attention earlier. They also knew that humans didn’t understand or care about their hunger or freedom. Pigs on the other hand, knew these needs of the farm animals and took action accordingly to eliminate the humans and become the animal’s leader. Finally, since the pigs are in the same boat as everybody in the ‘Manor Farm’ in the days of ‘Mr. Jones’, they seemed to be no different from any other animal in the farm. However, after becoming the leaders the pigs not only mistreated the other animals (horses, hens, and cows), but also started back stabbing each other. The Animal Farm is the story of any country that has yet to be developed, where the leaders have absolute power because the general public is unwilling, unable or stupid to oppose the leaders. Coming back home to Canada, we should enjoy our freedom because not everybody is as lucky as we are.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't understand I thought this book was horrible. Reading it almost killed me inside.. It was a complete waste of my time and I could have had the concept in 30 pages rather then 120. I am floored by how many people think its the best book ever... This makes me have no faith.
Date published: 2008-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Wow, what a read. This is my first George Orwell novel, and i have to say this book just blew me away. I mean it was so good I finished it in one day. And with all the detail this book has, you get an incredible mental image of what is going on. I encourage everyone, If your a George Orwell fan, to read this book.
Date published: 2007-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous! This book was absolutely amazing! I would never have thought that such a smart and powerful political satire was able to fit in a book of approximately 100 pages. I read this book for a grade 11 English assignment, and was so glad I chose this book over others. THis book aptly pokes at authoritarianism and the Russian Revolution. It shows just how unintelligent people can be when it comes to politics. Parts of the book where jarring, and I have never felt that kind of emotion when reading a book in a long time.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flaws of communism in animal form Animal Farm, George Orwell's famous tale about the Borschevik Revolution in 1917, Russia. The novel meets every major character which was included in the Revolution from Karl Marx to the horrid dictator, Joesph Stalin. The only difference from this being a historical tale is that it is told through animals on Manor Farm and how they run out Mr. Jones (Czar Nicolas II). This satirical novel shows us that communism, along with many other things, sounded lovely on paper, yet in execution caused death and mayhem. A simple novel who anyone can enjoy and appreciate, even without comparing to the Borschevik.
Date published: 2005-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good! I read this for my grade eleven novel study this week and I loved it. The characters are extremely well formed and the plot was cool. I loved how it turned out. Somehow you dont expect it to turn out as it did. I wont tell you how it turns out though because you have to read it for yourself! Id reccomend this book to anyone interested in history and stuff like that. Youll understand when you read it! Overall: 5++++! Gotta love George Orwell!!!
Date published: 2005-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent This book is great. it is a prime example of totalitarianism, and is actually modeled after the USSR government. Very interesting about how Orwell used the governing of joseph stalin as napoleon and how it was subtly used in the book.
Date published: 2005-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun to read Animal was a interesting. At first I thought it was going to be boring, but it turned out to be a pretty good book. I liked how the pigs were trying to be like humans. It was funny to read! I suggest others read it too!
Date published: 2003-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good!!! I am reading this book in my high school, and I have to say it is a good book, I usually don't read books, but this is a change in the style I have read in the past.
Date published: 2001-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicious I found this book to be absolutely intriguing and quite applicable to our society both when the book was written and now. An excellent read.
Date published: 2000-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poignant This satire is not just of the Russian Revolution but of all revolutions in general. When ridding yourself of one evil, you'd better make sure you don't replace it with another evil! Orwell's classic novel on this subject is easy to follow and a good read - but it is also a very dark read! Written 50 years ago and yet it is still very valid today and will be for years to come. Highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2000-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm - Simply Amazing The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell is simply amazing. I use the word "simply" only to describe the surface plot of this mind-awakening masterpiece. Although short this book shed a whole new light on the world around me, it made me look at myself, society and government in ways I thought were not possible. I recommend this book to veteran book readers as well as people just starting out (I myself am only 20), I know you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2000-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Prelude I reccommend this book to all those who are thinking about reading 1984, another Orwell classic. It's an eye opening book that will help the reader, especially those who know very little about totalitarian regimes, prepare him/herself for the shocking story of 1984.
Date published: 2000-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ingenius Excellent, I thought Orewell was great in the sense that all the animals represented russian politcal figures at the time. A MUST READ!
Date published: 2000-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book This wonderful book written by the talented authour Joerge Orwell. It is a story about animals who come up with amazing excuses for their actions and after they have a rebellion. This is a very good book for all ages and it is based on the true events that Orwell faced during his life. One masterpiece to have in your collection of books!
Date published: 2000-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great short work as i travel through my education and encounter many so called "great works" i wonder whatever happened to simply good books. this is one of the simply good books. short and to the point, i enjoyed Orwell's telling of his satrical novel so much because he simply told the story and did not bog down the book with reams of information and intricate studies of all the goings on. don't get me wrong i enjoy a good in depth read but it is nice to see such clear, crisp story telling of a really good story. keep looking up. pax.
Date published: 2000-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strange I think the book Animal Farm was a great book to read! I'm in grade 8 and I don't really enjoy reading but i found this book quite intresting because of all it's strange ideas!
Date published: 2000-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Animal Farm was an exelent book. Tells a lot about life. At first it doesn't make the most sence, then at the end, it sunk in. I recomend this book to everyone for a good time. Thank you!
Date published: 2000-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm George Orwell is a writer blessed with a mind of rare clarity and brilliance.
Date published: 1999-12-20

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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 1, 2012

Publisher: Green Light

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1622401603

ISBN - 13: 9781622401604

From the Publisher

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell. The novel uses animals to describe Stalin era revolutions. The novel is about the corruption and greed of the leaders of the revolution. The novel gives a strong dystopian  image of indifference and evil.Ranked 31st in Modern Library's Best 20th Century Novels.One of Time Magazines 100 best English Language Novels.Expertly formatted with a linked table of contents. Look for more classic books from Green Light.Visit us at - GreenLighteBooks.tumblr.comTwitter - @GreenLightbooks and Facebook.com/greenlightbooks

About the Author

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.
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