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Animal Farm

Editor Nelson Bond
Other George Orwell

Samuel French | December 14, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Animal Farm is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 60 pages, 5 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: December 14, 2010

Publisher: Samuel French

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0573605386

ISBN - 13: 9780573605383

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm: Coles Notes The Coles Notes for Animal Farm helped me greatly to have a deeper understanding for the novel. As a gr.10 student, I did not appeciate the novel until I read the Coles Notes. They explain, in easy to understand language, chapter summeraries, and hidden foreshadows, satires, and irony. The notes also include a full explaination on the greatest satire of the novel, the Russian Revolution, drawing parralells with the charcters and settings to the R.R. The notes would come in great use for studying for exams, projects, or even just to understand the novel on a deeper level. Well worth the money!
Date published: 1999-02-01
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Animal Farm: Coles Notes The Coles Notes for Animal Farm helped me greatly to have a deeper understanding for the novel. As a gr.10 student, I did not appeciate the novel until I read the Coles Notes. They explain, in easy to understand language, chapter summeraries, and hidden foreshadows, satires, and irony. The notes also include a full explaination on the greatest satire of the novel, the Russian Revolution, drawing parralells with the charcters and settings to the R.R. The notes would come in great use for studying for exams, projects, or even just to understand the novel on a deeper level. Well worth the money!
Date published: 1999-02-01

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Editor Nelson Bond
Other George Orwell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 60 pages, 5 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: December 14, 2010

Publisher: Samuel French

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0573605386

ISBN - 13: 9780573605383