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George Orwell - Animal Farm (New Paperback)

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One of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption . . . & "A Fairy Story". ‘It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,’ wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945.

Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished. Its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain’s ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell’s simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world famous classic.

Told in third person by an all-knowing narrator, Animal Farm takes place on an English farm. The oldest pig on the farm, Old Major, calls for a clandestine meeting of all animals.

He shares with them his dreams about a revolution against Mr. Jones, the farm owner. When Old Major dies, the other animals decide to fulfil his dream and start a rebellion that results in taking control of the farm and creating their own set of commandments.

  • Format : Thinner New Paperback
  • Condition : New
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1945 (This Edition 2021 - Alma Classics)
  • ISBN : 9781847498588
  • SKU : B000923
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £5.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

‘It is the book for everyone and everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years.’ - Daily Telegraph.

'Superbly written, gives an amazing insight into man's greed and aspiration for power over others. The subject matter is as relevant today as when this book was written. George Orwell was a genius!' - Waterstones Review.

The Author

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.

Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Featured Author . . . George Orwell

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