Animal Farm

Category: Book
By (author): Orwell, George
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published: July 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.10in x 4.34in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*'All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.' Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . . Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.
Review Quote*"Animal Farm remains our great satire on the darker face of modern history."-Malcolm Bradbury

"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."-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

"Orwell's 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

With an Introduction by Julian Symons
Biographical NoteEric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, 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.