A is for Animal Farm #AtoZChallenge

Animal Farm

A is for Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm
Blurb: (from amazon.com): Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message.

Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.

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23 thoughts on “A is for Animal Farm #AtoZChallenge”

  1. Hello from A to Z. I’m blogging about books this month too. I’ve read Animal Farm a number of times. Each time I read it, I come away with something new. Even though the book was written many years ago, its message is still relevant.

  2. Hi Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by. It will be interesting to see how many times during the month we feature the same book. 🙂

  3. “All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.”
    I found this amendment to their “laws” a little silly and sadly true.
    Some stories resonate across time and culture. They are remembered long after they’re read. Animal Farm is one of those stories. Thanks for reminding me of it 🙂
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

  4. Thanks Ronel! I think I’m going to be re-reading Animal Farm. It’s been a long time. I hope you’ll pop back throughout the month to see what other ‘literary gems’ I’ve discovered.

  5. Thanks for stopping by. Looks like I picked a good un for the letter “A”. 🙂 I’m getting lots of comments. Hope to see you here again sometime.

  6. From one Melanie to another, thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I remember reading 1984 in high school but honestly, can’t remember reading this one. I’ll have to rectify that.

  7. Hi neighbour! I dropped by your blog briefly this afternoon. I’ll be back over the weekend when I have more time to spend reading your A to Z posts.

    From what I remember, Animal Farm was rather disturbing. More so than 1984. But then a lot (if not everything) Orwell talked about in his novel, 1984, is reality now. I think I need to go back and read them again.

    Cheers!

  8. I vaguely remember reading Animal Farm in high school. I think it might be time to give it a re-read. 🙂

  9. That’s when I read it, too, Carol. Orwell was one of the authors we had to read in high school. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll come back again!

  10. Thanks for stopping by. I agree with your statement that Orwell was ahead of his time. I’ll pop over to your moondustwriter blog and check out your A to Z posts. 🙂

  11. I!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!! ANIMAL FARM!!!!!!! A very conservative capitalist here. and I think know it or not Animal Farm was a nice building block to me finding more texts that speaks to the same kind of ethics and morality. I am a big fan of Orwell, my favorite book of all times is 1984.

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