Электронная библиотека. Скачать книги бесплатно полные версии


Animal Farm

Год написания: 1945


Fueled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works. When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust their drunken human master and take over management of the land, all are awash in collectivist zeal. Everyone willingly works overtime, productivity soars, and for one brief, glorious season, every belly is full. The animals' Seven Commandment credo is painted in big white letters on the barn. All animals are equal. No animal shall drink alcohol, wear clothes, sleep in a bed, or kill a fellow four-footed creature. Those that go upon four legs or wings are friends and the two-legged are, by definition, the enemy. Too soon, however, the pigs, who have styled themselves leaders by virtue of their intelligence, succumb to the temptations of privilege and power. "We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of the farm depend on us. Day and night, we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples." While this swinish brotherhood sells out the revolution, cynically editing the Seven Commandments to excuse their violence and greed, the common animals are once again left hungry and exhausted, no better off than in the days when humans ran the farm. Satire Animal Farm may be, but it's a stony reader who remains unmoved when the stalwart workhorse, Boxer, having given his all to his comrades, is sold to the glue factory to buy booze for the pigs. Orwell's view of Communism is bleak indeed, but given the history of the Russian people since 1917, his pessimism has an air of prophecy.
--Joyce Thompson

Скачать другие книги в том же жанре

A walk to remember
A walk to remember, Спаркс Николас
In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out...
A Murder Is Announced, Кристи Агата
To Ralph and Anne Newman at whose house I first tasted ‘Delicious Death!’
A Caribbean Mystery, Кристи Агата
To my old friend, John Cruikshank Rose, with happy memories of my visit to the West Indies.
Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey (home reading), Остин Джейн
Данный файл предназначен для помощи студентам лингвистических ВУЗов в подготовке Домашнего чтения (h...
Lolita, Набоков Владимир Владимирович
Awe and exhiliration—along with heartbreak and mordant wit—abound in Lolita, Nabokov’s most famous a...
Appointment with Death, Кристи Агата
"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" The question floated out into the still night...
Alice Walker - The Color Purple - Home Reading
The Color Purple - Home Reading, Уокер Элис (Walker Alice)
Данный файл предназначен для помощи студентам лингвистических ВУЗов в подготовке Домашнего чтения (h...
George Orwell - 1984 - Home reading
1984 - Home Reading, Orwell George
Данный файл предназначен для помощи студентам лингвистических ВУЗов в подготовке Домашнего чтения (h...

Поддержите проект, сделайте перевод на развитие сайта

Бесплатные книги скачать бесплатно и без смс в формате fb2 (на андроид), pdf, txt, epub.