The Resource Animal farm : 1984, George Orwell, (electronic resource ;)

Animal farm : 1984, George Orwell, (electronic resource ;)

Label
Animal farm : 1984
Title
Animal farm
Title remainder
1984
Statement of responsibility
George Orwell
Title variation
Animal farm and 1984
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: but some animals are more equal than others. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the thought police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called the Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become modern classics, taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience, read for pleasure, excitement and instruction; a wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable. The New York Times: absolutely first-rate, comparable to Voltaire and Swift. There are no replacements for a George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain. He pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work. Time: 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present. Lionel Trilling: the most solid, the most brilliant, thing George Orwell has done
  • Politically minded farm animals undergo a revolution against their human master and establish a new government that fails because of a corrupt leader tempted by greed and power
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1950
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Orwell, George
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
A63 2003eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
7.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1903-1950
  • 1903-1950
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic animals
  • Totalitarianism
  • Political fiction
  • London (England)
Label
Animal farm : 1984, George Orwell, (electronic resource ;)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7743D8A0-8852-4F93-BEFA-44DEC3E48D34
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 385 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547504186
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772078521
Label
Animal farm : 1984, George Orwell, (electronic resource ;)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7743D8A0-8852-4F93-BEFA-44DEC3E48D34
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 385 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547504186
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772078521

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