Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Streaming Audiobook - 2007
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George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. When the animals of Mr. Jones's Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers, they establish the democratic Animal Farm under the credo, ?All Animals Are Created Equal.? Out of their cleverness, the pigs, Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball, emerge as leaders of the new community. In a development of insidious familiarity, the pigs begin to assume ever greater amounts of power, while other animals, especially the faithful horse Boxer, assume more of the work. The climax of the story is the brutal betrayal of Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: ?But Some Animals Are More Equal than Others.?
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781433287701
1433287706
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 11 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph
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bluedog8422 Jul 07, 2014

High school curriculum? This book was read in the middle school curriculum for district 113. It is not that difficult to comprehend or finish reading. There is also a movie out base one the book that one may enjoy.

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donkeyhote
Jul 07, 2014

This is a satire of human nature, which is corrupt and which corrupts all social systems. No perfect society can be created without perfecting human nature, which is a Lone Hunter (selfish predator). Arthur Koestler writes in his book "The Ghost In The Machine" that the feeling of separate self will be taken out from the common man to serve the System peacefully. Otherwise, the Holy Books also envisaged to create the final and perfect society by changing human nature for a selfless one. For this the present selfish man has to be gradually phased out. The coming new age is called in some radio programs as "Post-Human," "Post-Industrial," and "Post-Modern." The present system will be totally changed also, and it will not be Democracy, where at present we vote against each other, instead of aiming for a peaceful common future

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bxrlover
Jun 27, 2012

This was a book I have been wanting to read for years and I am so glad I finally did. I don't think it's part of the high school curriculum anymore, but it really should be. I also think it should be mandatory reading for politicians everywhere. Annually.

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