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Animal Farm (Anniversary)
Animal Farm (Anniversary) | George Orwell
Since its publication fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication. It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called "the conscience of his generation." A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes. This anniversary edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.
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KarenCanRead
Animal Farm | George Orwel
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It is a short, easy and perfect explanation of how power can make the best "man" become what he said he hates.

The book, even though it was written decades ago, still explains the world as we know it today

I recommend this 100%

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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than the others

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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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It was as though the world had turned upside-down

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None of the old dreams had been abandoned

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The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally

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They found it comforting to be reminded that, after all, they were truly their own masters and that the work they did was for their own benefit

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It had been worse in the old days. They were glad to believe so

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Life was hard. Winter was as cold as the last one had been, and food was even shorter

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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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Boxer refused to take a day off work, and made it a point of honor not to let it be seen that he was in pain

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We have won back what we had before

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They had won, but they were weary and bleeding

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Tired out but proud, the animals walked round and round their masterpiece, which appeared even more beautiful in their eyes than when it had been built the first time

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There were days when they would sooner have less figures and more food

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Exbrarian
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@pasiphae_reads I saw your Lil gal, and wanted to share my activist pal. #OctopiLittleRock

pasiphae_reads Omg I love it!!!! 💜🐙 They‘re so adorable and squishy 4w
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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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Life would go on as it had always gone on - that is badly

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Who will believe that I did not do this on purpose?

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one

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Why should we care about what happens after we are dead?

Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?

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Man serves the interest of no creature except himself

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Remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever

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Life is like that. Take it or leave it

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The pen's response to the challenge of force is at least not ludicrous and hopeless; indeed, it is perhaps the one serious hope we have.

The point about fairy-stories is that they are written not merely without a moral but without morality

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This personal enemy was no single individual or government, it was the system of the world capable of producing atomic bombs

He performed the essential Jonah act of allowing himself to be swallowed, remaining passive and accepting

The pen is mightier than the sword

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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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Today I finished reading #goodomens which was a sort of critic about religion, good and evil, following rules, knowing your place, having a destiny, knowing your purpose.
I took in my hand a short one for the weekend.. #animalfarm I still am not sure what it is about, once I finish it I will know.. but I think it is a critic about society and politics... maybe i am on a rebellious period of my life, wanting a satire or critic of life

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An amazing representation of what occurred during the Russian revolution. It is a fantastic story and such a quick and easy read. I highly recommend this one. If you don‘t already know about the Russian revolution, this will make you want to learn more about what happened. This was a great re-read for me.

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Listened to this entire audiobook while jogging tonight!

If I‘m being honest, I read Animal Farm in high school and was not a fan. I couldn‘t remember why and so I thought, maybe I should try again.

Now, many many moons later in my life, I really enjoyed this one! The animals have had enough of always doing what the farmer says, and they want to be treated as equals!

But as we all know, there are always those few who rise to the top...

WorldsOkayestStepMom I felt the same way about this one in high school. Maybe I should give it a reread! 2mo
KristenDuck @WorldsOkayestStepMom yes! I feel totally different now that I‘m older. 2mo
Geeklet Every other 12th grade English class got to read this book. I was so excited when I started 12th grade because I was looking forward to it. Instead we read some crap book that I‘ve long since forgotten. I didn‘t get around to Animal Farm until maybe five years ago. Absolutely loved it. 2mo
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jewright I always loved teaching it. 2mo
KristenDuck @Geeklet it might be better for us to have read it as adults anyway! (edited) 2mo
KristenDuck @jewright it seems like the perfect book for high school - I just didn‘t connect with it at the time 2mo
Shakespearience That‘s what happened with me and The Scarlet Letter 2mo
KristenDuck @Shakespearience I actually recall liking the scarlet letter in high school - I just didn‘t get all the symbolism aspects lol 2mo
Shakespearience @KristenDuck ugh, I hated it in high school. It wasn‘t until college when I had to read it again for a class (along with Hawthorne‘s short stories) that I enjoyed it a lot more. 2mo
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Well that was disturbing.

Chrissyreadit I‘ve been wondering about Orwell‘s skill in prophecy. Or brilliant understanding of human behavior and complex systems. 2mo
SleepyDragon @Chrissyreadit Since he was basically describing Soviet Russia, in that it was fascism disguised as Socialism, I wouldn't call it prophesy, but the commonalities are hard to miss. 2mo
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Happy Monday, friends! For work today I have to re-read Animal Farm (one of my all-time favorites), and keep reading Blink. I then have to prep lessons for my high school and adult classes.

Summer session is going to start in 2 weeks, and I'm already feeling the first day jitters! 🤓📚

The jitters may also be coming from the prednisone that my doctor prescribed. I have to take it for 15 days and I cannot sit still, so it might be that. 😂🤔

GingerAntics Loved Animal Farm, too. 2mo
Buechersuechtling Wishing you that the prednisone helps. Feel better soon. 💛🧡 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Thank you! The pollen and cotton in the air are making my asthma worse, so hopefully this works. Apparently breathing is pretty important. 😜 2mo
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Taken from a friend on FB.

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Started reading this classic. Not sure why I haven't gotten to it before now. Borrowed it from #PrimeReading, and I think it is funny how the icon in the library has the iconic pig cover, but the actual cover in the ebook file is just an odd yellow cover with no graphic. Enjoying it so far.

ShyBookOwl 🙁 I have a prime account but it doesn't look like prime reading exists in Canada. Super bummed! 2mo
rretzler I‘ve found that with a lot of books. The small cover on Kindle is the “good one” and the cover when you open the actual book is very plain. It‘s disappointing to say the least and I don‘t understand why the publishers would do that. (Except if the covers change a lot and for some reason it‘s more difficult to change the cover within the book than to change the icon?) Great book, BTW. I‘ve read it many times. (edited) 2mo
SleepyDragon @ShyBookOwl Well that just stinks. Actually, though, you aren't missing very much. I've had it since last December, and have so far only found about 5-6 books that I was remotely interested in, at least half of which are also on my library Overdrive Wishlist. The good stuff is mostly on Unlimited, and I'm not paying extra for that. 2mo
SleepyDragon @rretzler Sounds like a decent reason, but that isn't the case on Overdrive. The covers and icons always match there. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @SleepyDragon that makes me feel a little better. I've been debating getting unlimited for a couple months now. Still TBD lol 2mo
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Visiting my daughter for a week and I‘ll have a lot of time on my hands. I doubt I‘ll get through them all, but it will be fun trying!

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Unforgettable

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Really glad I read this one!

RadicalReader Read this in school and really enjoyed it. Thought it was interesting that I enjoyed all the books that were assigned to read. I really enjoyed reading 3mo
mally_n @RadicalReader It‘s never one I had to read for school but was always aware it was a classic! I really enjoyed it too. I‘ll have to check out Surviving the Applewhites! 3mo
RadicalReader @mally_n might be able to get it as an ebook if they have it or just check your library website to see if you can get it that way 3mo
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Never read and of George Orwell‘s books, even though my partner owns a few of them. Time to get into it!

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I picked this up from work today. I found it whilst I was straightening the books on the shelves and I've been wanting this edition for a while now, so I put it aside for myself. This job at the bookshop is going to cost me a lot... 😂 Worth it though!! 🤓

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Borrowed from Amazon Prime 🧡 If you‘re a prime member, you get to borrow 10 ebooks at a time with no due date. This is probably one of the benefits a lot of amazon prime members aren‘t aware of.

RadicalReader I remembered reading this book in high school and absolutely loved the wonderful incredible story and enjoyed all the amazing books I read in high school really enjoyed 3mo
TrishB I did not know that!! 3mo
TrishB @RadicalReader my daughter is studying Streetcar at the moment! 3mo
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RadicalReader @TrishB awesome hope she enjoys it. Couldn‘t feel more lucky to have enjoyed all the assigned books throughout high school 3mo
vumblereads @radicalreader I‘ll definitely check out that book 3mo
vumblereads @RadicalReader @trishb the books that were assigned for reading during my high school years were the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo both by Jose Rizal 😅 I don‘t remember anything else 😂 those 2 books are Filipino classics. 3mo
cariashley I didn‘t know this either! Is it any book or a specific selection? 3mo
vumblereads @cariashley I get notifications in my emails if they added a new ebook but I found out that if you just type amazon prime reading in the websites search box it should lead you to all the books available for loaning. You can go another route by clicking on PRIME, and it‘ll show you the different benefits under prime. I find that their selection is limited but they do have new ebooks that I sometimes can‘t loan right away from the library app. (edited) 3mo
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Reread this classic, still a top read and a book I feel everyone should read one time in their life 🐷

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⭐️4/5
I can see why it‘s a classic. I can also see why it was read in my high schools general English classes over the college prep track classes. However, despite the easily seen plot devices and symbolism and foreshadowing, the message was good and the story was well-written.

Fun fact: once in high school I accidentally said foreplay instead of foreshadow in English class and my awkward nerdy self was made fun for it for the rest of the year.

tpixie My sister just read this for book club & I would like to read it again also. I want to give the little high school ya hug for your misspoken word 3mo
ReclusiveHermit It is more rewarding if you know the social and political situations of that time. 3mo
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Currently reading! It's an easy, quick read, but I never read this when I was in school and always meant to. Sitting with a glass of cranberry vodka and purple fingers from dying my hair and ready to finish this baby :) Finally checking one off the classics list !

BookBumming One of my favorites. 🐖 3mo
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Have yet to read this classic! Hoping to finish this audiobook today while doing some house chores!

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Any English teachers willing to give a homeschool mom a word of advice for SAT prep? My daughter has read about 6 of the books I‘ve seen on prep lists, but between 8 years ago and 4 years ago. If you were to pick an absolute perfect book to read (she will take it in April for first time) what would it be? (I had several I absolutely hated and have tried not to push lit because it‘s “classic” more because “amazing”.)

Zelma On that list, I would definitely be familiar with Gatsby. But I remember using Hamlet for everything back when I was taking those tests. That one is versatile. 4mo
alisahar I was homeschooled all twelve years. 🙂 Honestly I would recommend she reads all of these, but the one I didn‘t read as a student that I wished I had is The Color Purple. I didn‘t get much diversity in my education. 4mo
Stacy_31 My son is in 10th grade right now, currently taking 12th grade English and set to start college level next week. They have read Gatsby and the Color Purple, but mostly it's been non-fiction. Required reading here includes Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. We were told that they are moving away from classics and more toward non-fiction. 🤷 He won't take it until next year, so I can't say for sure. But maybe check with your local school board? 4mo
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Erinreadsthebooks 100 percent, The Great Gatsby 👍🏼 4mo
ravenlee Good luck to your daughter! She‘s going to be awesome. Has she done practice tests yet? 4mo
Chrissyreadit @ravenlee she is going to practice this week, actually. Thank you! 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Stacy_31 - yes we read 6 of the recommendations between 3rd and 8th grade. I‘ve focused on non fiction and some modern fiction for past few years. She has also read a lot of Shakespeare. But our county is not the bar I use. It‘s also difficult to get info from, hence Litsy ❤️❤️❤️ for my question. 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Zelma @alisahar @Erinreadsthebooks Thank you. I hated The Great Gatsby but I think I am going to have her read it. I also like The Color Purple as a choice. 4mo
LapReader Colour purple is what I did in Australia. 4mo
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Days behind on #LiteraryLuck, ...a lifetime behind on #AnimalFarm 😬

better late than never, right?

#SelfieSunday #SelfieTuesday

vkois88 🤗🤗🤗 4mo
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A fascinating political satire. No matter how noble the intentions of a revolution are, the people who end up as leaders or in power continue to subdue the common folks, truth gets twisted, noble intentions and principles get trampled upon. Those who mean to do the right things are portrayed as traitors by those who are greedy of power. It's an amazing story. A must read for everyone.

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“All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.”

MelissaSue81 I read this in school and really enjoyed it. I would like to read it again soon. 5mo
Qpri @MelissaSue81 I can see how this would be a great read in school! Simple but meaningful... and a great introduction to Orwell :) 5mo
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We‘ve moved on from the nap time portion of the snow day to the open some wine and audio color part 😂😬🙌🏻

Plus I feel like I need wine to get through this book.

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The humans outside looked from orwell to marx, and from marx to orwell, and from orwell to marx again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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arianaag
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It was interesting. I can see why so many people read it for school. There are lots of discussion points.

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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. I have always been guilty of admitting to have read and enjoyed animal farm when i never did it, and i am not even sorry as how can he be one of my favourite writers if i never read his major work. But i will admit that without reading this i would never had understood the seriousness of above sentence.