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|Title: Animal Farm|
By: George Orwell, Russell Baker
Number of Pages: 139
|Vendor: Signet Classics|
Stock No: WW526341
Animal Farm, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12George OrwellECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:
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"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penneda razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwells masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
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Because this is designed as a teacher-driven course, you will only need the one book, which includes all of the student and teacher information, as well as the answers to the discussion questions. It can be used at any time during high school, with a choice of American literature or British literature. Both of them feature units on novels, essays, and poetry, but American Lit has a short story unit and British Lit has a book review unit. Each one has a list of required reading titles, which are available separately.
This well-rounded course will help your high school students read and understand classic literature and use it for college preparation. Approx. 200 pages, softcover.
"As lucid as glass and quite as sharp…[Animal Farm] has the double meaning, the sharp edge, and the lucidity of Swift."Atlantic Monthly
"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times."The New York Times
"Orwell has worked out his theme with a simplicity, a wit, and a dryness that are close to La Fontaine and Gay, and has written in a prose so plain and spare, so admirably proportioned to his purpose, that Animal Farm even seems very creditable if we compare it with Voltaire and Swift."Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
"Orwells satire here is amply broad, cleverly conceived, and delightfully written."San Francisco Chronicle
"The book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years."Ruth Rendell