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Animal farm ([New] ed.)

By: Orwell, George Carter, Ronald(Edited by)

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Part of the Penguin Student editions series
0140817697 / 9780140817690
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20 cm xv, 107 p.
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Quiz No: 200134, Points 5.00, Book Level 7.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1945.

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control.

Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling `fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 100

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