Length: 141 pages
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 11 minutes
First Published: 1945
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
Quotes from animal farm
Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.
Let’s face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.
Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons?
If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Movie Trailer for Animal Farm (1999)
About George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.