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George Orwell, Christopher Hitchens, A. M. A.M. Heath: Animal Farm And 1984 (2003, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)

400 pages

English language

Published Sept. 9, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

ISBN:
978-0-547-50418-6
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4 stars (325 reviews)

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18 editions

Review of 'George Orwell Boxed Set (1984 and Animal Farm)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.

This book was very deceiving. I knew nothing about "Animal Farm" before I read it and was surprised at how such a powerful book was hidden behind a layer of speaking animals. The ability to weave so much political commentary in to a simple and quick read is a thing of beauty. I imagine this book has a lot of re-reading potential and I look forward to experiencing "Animal Farm" again.

Review of 'George Orwell Boxed Set (1984 and Animal Farm)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

First off, let me point out that I know nothing of the Russian Revolution, of which this book is an allegory. I'm sure I wouldn've learnt about it in high school, but that was a long time ago and I've long since forgotten. Therefore, I started reading the Preface, but since it was pretty meaningless to me (and such things tend to bore me to tears), I skipped to Chapter 1.

This book blew... my... mind! I'm struggling to come up with things to say about it that wouldn't give too much away for the few people who haven't read it yet. It really doesn't take any understanding of the historical events to understand what this book is about.

It's extremely easy to read and quite short. It truly ropes you into the lives, hopes and dreams of the characters in a way that few other books have.

It conjured …

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