Animal Farm

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2018 - Domestic animals - 128 pages
The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts' collection, discover Orwell's classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey

'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. . .

First published in 1945, Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.

'Remains our great satire of the darker face of modern history' Malcolm Bradbury

'A prophet who thought the unthinkable and spoke the unspeakable, even when it offended conventional thought' Daily Express

'As valid today as it was fifty years ago' Ralph Steadman

COMPLETE THE TRIO WITH SHEPARD FAIREY'S NEW-LOOK 1984 AND DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

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Orwell writes most of his classic from the perspective of "the underdog"; his most celebrated works are a commentary on power's corruptible influence. Read full review

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Animal Farm is an excellent story of how politics rears its ugly head in life. Animal farm is written to where younger kids can understand how government should and shouldn't work. Animal farm is an ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Eric 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.

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