Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Audiobook CD - 2004
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In this political fable, the animals of Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers to establish the democratic Animal Farm. But as the society evolves, leaders become rulers and totalitarianism is re-established.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2004
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781433210396
Branch Call Number: CDB FIC ORWEL-G
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph


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bluedog8422 Jul 07, 2014

High school curriculum? This book was read in the middle school curriculum for district 113. It is not that difficult to comprehend or finish reading. There is also a movie out base one the book that one may enjoy.

Jul 07, 2014

This is a satire of human nature, which is corrupt and which corrupts all social systems. No perfect society can be created without perfecting human nature, which is a Lone Hunter (selfish predator). Arthur Koestler writes in his book "The Ghost In The Machine" that the feeling of separate self will be taken out from the common man to serve the System peacefully. Otherwise, the Holy Books also envisaged to create the final and perfect society by changing human nature for a selfless one. For this the present selfish man has to be gradually phased out. The coming new age is called in some radio programs as "Post-Human," "Post-Industrial," and "Post-Modern." The present system will be totally changed also, and it will not be Democracy, where at present we vote against each other, instead of aiming for a peaceful common future

Jun 27, 2012

This was a book I have been wanting to read for years and I am so glad I finally did. I don't think it's part of the high school curriculum anymore, but it really should be. I also think it should be mandatory reading for politicians everywhere. Annually.


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