- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: Penguin India; Fourth edition edition (15 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143416316
- ISBN-13: 978-0143416319
- Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 0.9 x 11.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 896 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Animal Farm Paperback – 15 Mar 2011
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True Agony of a Socialist Orwell is obviously angry at the way Socialism has been distorted by Stalin. Using Animal characters as symbols Orwell honestly mocks and criticizes the Russian leadership under Lenin. It is a very easy to read book giving good perspectives on the Socialist Revolution. --Abhishek Kona Aug 22, 2011
Animal Farm is a satirical allegory on the Russian Revolution. Orwell explains it, It is the history of revolution that went wrong. It tells the simple and tragic story of what happens when the oppressed farm rebel to attain freedom from Mr. Jones. It is about their attempt to rule the farm themselves on the basis of equality. The animals had initially aimed to form a utopian society, where each would work according to his capacity, respecting the needs of the others. But, they failed to do so. And, Animal Farm ended up being a dictatorship of the pigs that were the brightest, but did no physical work in reality. The main action of the story stands for The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union. Animalism is a metaphor for Communism. Manor farm is an allegory of Russia, Mr. Jones is Russian C-Zar, Old Major stands for Karl Marx, and Snowball represents Leo Trotsky. Napolean stands for Stalin, while the dogs are the secret police. The horse, Boxer stands for the working class which works constantly for the greater good while Squealer is the propagandist. The novel is skillfully organized and presents the horrors of communism through simple story-telling. It presents what propaganda and brain washing do to the people living under the dictatorship. How the fickle minded people were swayed easily by the pigs, who managed to reverse the seven commandments and reduce them to Four legs good, two legs better . I would recommend this book to everyone above 14 years of age who has some knowledge about communism or a hint of what happened during the Russian Revolution of 1917. The book is gripping as there is always something happening. It ends with the pigs becoming mush like humans and changing the name of the farm back to the Manor Farm . The ending was sad it shows how power turns comrades into tyrannical dictators. --Diksha Mahajan Aug 14, 2012
George Orwell is probably one of the few authors who has more than one book featuring regularly in the all the favorites of most people. In such a short book, we get to experience the entire range of the human emotions - probably characterized by the animals. But, what this book basically makes us realize is the fact that politics is relevant at all times. --Deep Agrawal Mar 2, 2012
About the Author
About the Author: The author of Animal Farm is George Orwell. His real name was Eric Arthur Blair. He was a very popular novelist, essayist, critic and journalist. His works spoke out against the social injustice that was prevalent at that time. He was in favour of democratic socialism and was opposed to totalitarianism. He continues to be held in high esteem as one of the most influential voices of his time, who spoke out about the English culture, as it was, during his lifespan.
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Einstein once said, "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
If anyone says Politics is complicated, just give them this book.
This novel is put cross through the eyes of Farm Animals who want freedom from Oppressing Humans.
Such is the simplicity that anyone who is a casual reader will understand much about Politics from this novel.
George Orwell has masterfully demonstrated the harsh realities of the fake world we live in where we all think that we are free but yet we are slaves.
I really enjoyed the overall journey of Manor Farm becoming the Animal Farm and then converting back to the Manor Farm. The story is about a farm where all the animals took over the farm by pushing out the farm’s owner. Now pigs were the head as they were acknowledged as most intelligent animals there. They completely turn over the whole farm into their own home, and just relaxed while other animals worked hard to survive. As the others were too foolish to realize the plans of the pigs, at last they were just workers and the pigs were their masters. The pigs collaborated with humans once again at the end, while it was the reason in the first place that the rebellion started.
It was a fast paced story. During each part of the chapter, you can easily relate to the fact that it is totally a satire on humans (I would keep the Russian revolution out of this and would try to compare it in current situation of the world).
The writing was simple and up to the mark. It made me think at each point that how humans take advantage of each other for their own benefits. How the weak and poor ones are sacrificed for the sake of rich and stronger ones.
We humans want to reach on top whatever it takes. The person on top continues to take advantage of his position and the people lower to him keeps on working (like the other animals on the farm). The lower ones think that they are not so capable of creating new strategies and plans, so top ones are always right. If someone is doing any good but is competition to others, then they try to force him out of the system (like what happened to Snowball). Strategies are laid out, weak ones are sacrificed, just for the sake of their own good.
This story can have a different impact and different meaning for each one of you. But for me, it was a perfect political satire. Truly a master piece by George Orwell.
Would Recommend To
1) All the classic lovers
2) Fans of Political genre
3) Readers who like to read realistic fantasy (I just made that up)
4) Readers who like to read realistic fiction but in satirical form.
"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."
Animal Farm is about our society. It's about the power, people holding it and how they become corrupt.
It's an amazing novel which explains how power turned the pigs from 'comrades' to leaders aka dictators with whips and threats in less than 100 pages.
Amazing read and highly recommended.
U must have little knowledge about communism Russian revolution ..post and pre revolution russia..read about Joseph stalin his political life..his brutal implementation of policies ...removal and exection of tratsky, bukharin and other communist leaders....he used to people in four categories 1 supporter 2 co leader who cn be competetior 3 leaders who critisize him 4 neutral ..only 1 and 4were survived in strict surveillance..mass execution , disappearance was common in stalin era..sometimes name plate of officers changes twice a day....lenin said in his will about stalin "his skills r doubtless but this cook will serve such overspicy dishes that any man can't eat ."
Nowadays Communism z considered a failed ideology ..." lower class of animals with limited ration and long work hours without complaint " .russia china and all d communist nations discarded principal of communism but this story z upto some extent apply on every communist nation..mao jedong cn be fit here too in place of stalin ...
Even today in third world countries mr john cn be assumed as past colonian ruler and pigs cn be their political leader ...Benjamin d donkey forces you to think that things never change only characters r change and things like revolution make them worse ..
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