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Animal Farm by George Orwell

08/09/19

Book review - Book Sunday


Perhaps, one of the most interesting readings that can be done at the moment, considering the international landscape in which we find ourselves. An evergreen classic that you simply can’t miss!!! The classics of English literature – easy to read!
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell’s modern fable on the way power corrupts is as apt as ever in the twenty-first century.

Educational edition of this much-loved classic from Longman (glossary and exercises included).

Testo in Italiano

Probabilmente, una delle letture più interessanti che si possano fare al momento dato il panorama mondiale in cui ci troviamo. Un classico sempreverde ed assolutamente da non perdere!!! I classici della letteratura Inglese – semplici da leggere!

Edizione educativa di questo amatissimo classico di Longman (glossario ed esercizi inclusi).

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Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon.


According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror.


In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole".


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