Animal Farm

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Pan Macmillan, Jan 7, 2021 - 128 pages
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User Review  - sriddell - LibraryThing

Such a classic, there's really no surprises left in the plot. But still, an interesting book to read during the heat of a crazy political season. The audio version I listened to was narrated by Ralph ... Read full review

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User Review  - hipney - LibraryThing

A quick read. Wasn't the amazing book I thought it would be. Have also just read 1984, so they are similar. The saddest part was there wasn't any protest from the animals, but that reflects our society still. We just do what we are told as that is easiest. Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India where his father was a civil servant. After studying at Eton, he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma for several years which inspired his first novel, Burmese Days. After two years in Paris, he returned to England to work as a teacher and then in a bookshop. In 1936 he travelled to Spain to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, where he was badly wounded. During the Second World War he worked for the BBC. A prolific journalist and essayist, Orwell wrote some of the most influential books in English literature, including the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four and his political allegory Animal Farm. He died from tuberculosis in 1950.

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