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Animal Farm
  

Animal Farm (Audio CD / Audio, Main)

By Orwell, George
Read by Callow, Simon

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The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours, so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society.

ISBN 9781906147464
Barcode 9781906147464
Published 22 October 2009 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Audio CD/Audio, Main
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ISBN-13 9781906147464
ISBN-10 1906147469
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint CSA WORD
Publication Date 22 October 2009
International Publication Date 12 October 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Orwell, George
Read by Callow, Simon
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 3 pp
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 148mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 102g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours, so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society. Based on a list of supposedly animal-friendly rules such as four legs good, two legs bad, the animals work together to harvest their own food and run their own farm. However, little by little, the rules begin to mysteriously change and the pigs seem to gain power little by little, making the animals question what society they were striving for in the first place and whether their new-found freedom is as liberating as they might have hoped. With direct allusions to political figures such as Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Stalin and Molitov, to name but a few, Animal Farm is one of the greatest socio-political works of all time, and the unabridged audio does it absolute justice.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * Callow somehow manages to give a simultaneous multilevel interpretation suited to all ages. What a pro. The Guardian * Simon Callow's remarkable narration brings out the many layers of Orwell's fable...Brilliant. The Observer * If 'peerless prose' could apply to one writer alone, I'd accord it to Orwell. The Guardian

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Author's Bio

George Orwell (1903-50), real name Eric Arthur Blair, was an English author and journalist, famed for his satirical wit and socio-political perspective.

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