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"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.
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|Editor's Note||p. vii|
|Northrop Frye Orwell and Marxism||p. 3|
|Robert A. Lee Animal Farm||p. 7|
|Richard I. Smyer Animal Farm: the Burden of Consciousness||p. 25|
|Bernard Crick the Making of Animal Farm||p. 29|
|Daphne Patai Political Fiction and Patriarchal Fantasy||p. 45|
|Patrick Reilly the Utopian Shipwreck||p. 61|
|Robert Solomon Ant Farm: an Orwellian Allegory||p. 91|
|Laraine Fergenson George Orwell's Animal Farm: a Twentieth-Century Beast Fable||p. 109|
|V.C: Letemendia Revolution on Animal Farm: Orwell's Neglected Commentary||p. 119|
|Michael Peters 'Animal Farm' Fifty Years On||p. 131|
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