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    Author Orwell, George, 1903-1950

    Title Animal farm : a fairy story / by George Orwell ; with a foreword to the Centennial edition by Ann Patchett ; with a preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse
    Imprint New York : Plume : Harcourt Brace, [2003]


    Edition Centennial ed
    Descript xxix, 97 p. ; 21 cm
    Summary Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: but some animals are more equal than others. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength
    Subject Domestic animals -- Fiction
    Totalitarianism -- Fiction
    Genre Political fiction
    ISBN/ISSN 0452284244

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    Adelphi Swirbul   PR6029.R8 A63 2003b DUE 04-29-19
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    Le Moyne Bookstacks   PR6029.R8 A63 2003 DUE 05-01-19