96 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.31 in
April 1, 1999
Barron's Educational Series
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764108190
ISBN - 13: 9780764108198
About the Book
TheLiterature Made Easy Series is more than just plot summaries. Each book describes a classic novel and drama by explaining themes, elaborating on characters, and discussing each author's unique literary style, use of language, and point of view. Extensive illustrations and imaginative, enlightening use of graphics help to make each book in this series livelier, easier, and more fun to use than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details that students need to understand about a given work. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
From the Publisher
If you're looking for an explanation of Animal Farm's themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of George Orwell's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this novel clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about Animal Farm that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
About the Author
George Orwell was born Eric Hugh 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.
From Our Editors
This entry in the Literature Made Easy series provides in-depth analysis of George Orwell’s classic novel, which uses farm animals to satirize the workings of Communist politics. This great guide includes the main themes and characters of Animal Farm, along with insights into the author’s literary style, use of language and personal viewpoint. More than just a simple plot summary, this study guide uses illustrations and graphics to outline the key elements of the work. In a special feature unique to this series, a ‘Mind Map’ diagram shows the relationship between the important themes and details of the novel.