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Animal Farm,9780451500038

Animal Farm

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9780451500038

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0451500032
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Summary

"Animal Farm" is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message. Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.

Table of Contents

Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Northrop Frye Orwell and Marxismp. 3
Robert A. Lee Animal Farmp. 7
Richard I. Smyer Animal Farm: the Burden of Consciousnessp. 25
Bernard Crick the Making of Animal Farmp. 29
Daphne Patai Political Fiction and Patriarchal Fantasyp. 45
Patrick Reilly the Utopian Shipwreckp. 61
Robert Solomon Ant Farm: an Orwellian Allegoryp. 91
Laraine Fergenson George Orwell's Animal Farm: a Twentieth-Century Beast Fablep. 109
V.C: Letemendia Revolution on Animal Farm: Orwell's Neglected Commentaryp. 119
Michael Peters 'Animal Farm' Fifty Years Onp. 131
Chronologyp. 135
Contributorsp. 139
Bibliographyp. 141
Acknowledgmentsp. 143
Indexp. 145
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