Please join us on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to discuss Animal Farm by George Orwell. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. in room 1603.
from the inside cover flap by Harcourt Brace & Company ~
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of contemporary culture. It is an account of the transformation of Manor Farm into Animal Farm, of the brave struggle on the part of the animals to create a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Of course, as with its many counterparts in modern society, this brave struggle results in a new totalitarian regime and a new maxim: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.
Orwell’s succinct, frightening fable is unsparingly descriptive of the fates of those who have suffered monstrous regimes and terrible leaders. A masterfully written allegorical novel, Animal Farm remains a warning for our times.