Animal Farm by 조지 오웰
Centennial Edition

78%

33 Critic Reviews

Truly a timeless classic that speaks so much of human nature. Plus, it's quaint farmyard setting makes this a very British book, lucky enough to have become a global phenomenon.
-Guardian

Synopsis

George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
 

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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.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 154 pages
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All: 33 | Positive: 28 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Good
on Nov 02 2011

Mr. Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Cara on Sep 07 2014

Truly a timeless classic that speaks so much of human nature. Plus, it's quaint farmyard setting makes this a very British book, lucky enough to have become a global phenomenon.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by jamesk96 on Nov 20 2011

Animal Farm is a superb story, set at Manor Farm. One night, all the animals gather together to listen to what the well-respected Middle White Board, Old Major, has to say.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Groovy Dhruv on Jul 07 2011

...this is not a great book for small kids, you have to be above 10 to read it, but it is a book with a lot of twist and turns.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Groovy Dhruv on Jul 07 2011

So this is not a great book for small kids, you have to be above 10 to read it, but it is a book with a lot of twist and turns.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Jillian Hoyt on Oct 03 2010

While still holding to some communist theory, Orwell illustrates the inability of a communist system to live up to the ideals upon which it was founded,

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Arlington Library

Above average
Reviewed by Katie on Mar 27 2014

...Animal Farm is really a timeless look on rebellions against tyrants and the flaws in powerful positions. Sound like any dystopian novels you’ve been checking into lately?

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Break Point

Good
Reviewed by Katrina King on May 20 2014

Well-written and engaging, “Animal Farm” was—and still is—a powerful critique of the devastating cycle of rebellion, capitalism, and totalitarianism that Orwell observed in the Russian Revolution.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on May 13 2014

Sometimes when I was reading I thought that I might just be able to close my eyes and see the lush green pastures, the huge towering windmill, the pigs, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, and all the animals.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on May 13 2014

The book is an incredible extended metaphor that will informyou of your most important asset, your freedom.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by werdnarules on May 13 2014

This book will appeal to any reader, whether you want a historical novel or a fantasy story. After reading Animal Farm, one cannot help compare what is written and what is real.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by bsalisbury on May 12 2014

This is a well-organized book; it pretty much achieves its goals and purpose. I would recommend this book to any readers who like books with conflicts, and some difficult reading.

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Teen Ink

Below average
Reviewed by like_a_boss_buhler10 on May 12 2014

You should not read this book, unless you like the old Russian revolution history. If not it won't make sense and it will be very boring.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by ChazMicJazz on May 12 2014

Animal Farm should definitely be read by any young adult because of its strong political message. It lets us see our mistakes so that we may not repeat them.

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Yahoo! Voices

Good
Reviewed by Gabriel Du Diego on Aug 04 2011

Animalism provides animals a means to live long lives and coexist as equals. Those are at least some of the things Animal Farm promised; it will be the reader's interpretation if they came to fruition.

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Yahoo! Voices

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Reviewed by Simon Cook on Jan 04 2011

Overall Animal Farm is a very compelling book that deals with some very complex issues but does it in a way that most high school children can understand - this makes it a true classic, and also explains why it is one of the most read books in school.

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Yahoo! Voices

Above average
Reviewed by Rachel Richmond on Apr 20 2009

In Orwell's Animal Farm, Napoleon is an allegory to Stalin in order to illustrate the power that manipulative words hold and the damage that they can cause.

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Yahoo! Voices

Excellent
Reviewed by Michael Dell on Jun 15 2006

I first read "Animal Farm" back in grade school. In the 17 or so years since, the book's message has never left my soul, and its closing image, depicting pigs in a sickeningly human guise, remains as powerful as any I've encountered in literature.

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Fantasy Book Review

Good
on Feb 13 2016

Animal Farm is moving, bitter and a warning from history – one of which will of course be ignored, for that is what humans excel at, repeating the errors and misjudgements of the past. It will only take 2-3 hours to read from cover to cover...

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Brothers Judd

Excellent
on May 12 2014

...we find that while all animals are equal, "but some animals are more equal than others". It's a simple, but brilliant, satire that pretty much devastates Marxism.

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Parental Book Reviews

Above average
on May 13 2014

I believe George Orwell did a magnificent job in laying down central themes and easily allowing the reader to follow those themes throughout the book in Animal Farm.

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Parental Book Reviews

Good
on May 12 2014

Overall I would definitely recommend this book to anybody. It is a great read and you just might learn a little history while you are at it.

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Sarah Reads Too Much

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Aug 08 2013

I'm so glad I experienced this one again... I remembered it as being good, but I had forgotten just HOW good it really is!

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Reading on a Rainy Day

Good
Reviewed by Athira on Sep 22 2010

I'm not sure why I never had this book to read in school. This is a great book with lots of valuable lessons, because of the parallels to human life.

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Eagle

Good
on Nov 16 2008

I could go on at even greater length: there are so many analogies in this book that are worth taking apart and analyzing.

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Simply Books

Good
Reviewed by Megan on Mar 14 2011

A short, simple book, Animal Farm is perfect for book clubs or literature classes as it provides plenty of discussion and symbolism. And even if you read it for fun, like I did, I'm sure you will enjoy its message.

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Literary Musings

Good
on Apr 08 2009

I highly recommend Animal Farm to anything looking for a quick, thought-provoking read. Orwell uses allegory not only to highlight the dangers of totalitarian regimes, but also to comment on what happens after a community establishes their freedom; inevitably that freedom is suppressed and leaders rise again to oppress.

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Reading Copy Book Blog

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Reviewed by Joyce Thompson on May 13 2014

Orwell's view of Communism is bleak indeed, but given the history of the Russian people since 1917, his pessimism has an air of prophecy.

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Reviewed by Anna Hassapi on May 12 2014

Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely-and this is vividly and eloquently proved in Orwell's short novel. "Animal Farm" is a simple fable of great symbolic value, and as Orwell himself explained: "it is the history of a revolution that went wrong".

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The Allure of Books

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Reviewed by Allison on Sep 24 2013

I think the next time I read Animal Farm – oh yes, you can bet on there being a next time – I’ll audio it. What better way to make the scary Napoleon even scarier...Pick this one up, you guys. And if you have already read it, read it again! Worth it.

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History Today

Good
Reviewed by Robert Pearce on May 13 2014

Animal Farm is a superb but ambiguous satire on a particular revolution. It is also a more general allegory, into which human imagination will continue to breathe life in unexpected ways.

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Historical Tapestry

Above average
Reviewed by Julie Goucher on Feb 24 2014

The reading of Animal Farm plunged me back to senior school. My English Lit class had this as one of our O-Level reads...

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The Garfield Book Review

Above average
on Feb 18 2011

...Orwell understands, and is able to convincingly articulate, the part of the human psyche that allows corrupt governments to hoodwink their populations en masse.

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Ben Fenton 12 Apr 2014

I still have a very basic understanding of politics but this helped me understand communism, I think. A fantastci book which I wish had been covered more at my school, this has found it's way to th...

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A compelling story of animals wanting to overthrow the owner of their farm however as the story progresses they slowly become what they originally fought. Now most people seem to be asking a questi...

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