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Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell and Jason Cowley   Series: Macmillan Collector's Library

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Animal Farm is George Orwell's famous satire of Stalin's Russia told through the guise of a farm animal rebellion, featuring an introduction by journalist and writer Jason Cowley.

Animal Farm is George Orwell's famous satire of Stalin's Russia, told through the story of an animal rebellion. This beautiful pocket edition features an introduction from journalist and award-winning political writer Jason Cowley.

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Animal Farm is George Orwell's famous satire of Stalin's Russia told through the guise of a farm animal rebellion, featuring an introduction by journalist and writer Jason Cowley.

Animal Farm is George Orwell's famous satire of Stalin's Russia, told through the story of an animal rebellion. This beautiful pocket edition features an introduction from journalist and award-winning political writer Jason Cowley.

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Published in 1945, George Orwell's famous allegorical story Animal Farm is a satire about the corrupting effects of power which reflect Orwell's views on the failures of communism.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer Jason Cowley.When the old Major, a highly respected white boar, gathers his fellow farm animals to preach about freedom, rebellion and the evils of man, he kicks off a revolution that has been brewing for years. The animals drive out their drunken farmer, Mr Jones, and create their own society which promises equality for all. Two scheming pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, appoint themselves leaders and what begins as a supposedly equalitarian community descends into an increasingly violent and hierarchical society permeated by lies and corruption.

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Critic Reviews

“If you are looking for allegorical literature to understand today's politics, Animal Farm is a great guidepost.”

If you are looking for allegorical literature to understand today’s politics, Animal Farm is a great guidepost. Observer
The Cold War Candide . . . Virtually every detail in Animal Farm allegorizes some incident in that history. New Yorker
Animal Farm is moving, bitter and a warning from history . . . [it] is one of the greatest socio-political works of all time. Fantasy Book Review
Animal Farm is a biting satire of totalitarianism . . . Orwell is unnervingly precise in the way he depicts each step on the road from revolution to tyranny. Common Sense Media

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About the Author

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India where his father was a civil servant. After studying at Eton, he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma for several years which inspired his first novel, Burmese Days. After two years in Paris, he returned to England to work as a teacher and then in a bookshop. In 1936 he travelled to Spain to fight for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, where he was badly wounded. During the Second World War he worked for the BBC. A prolific journalist and essayist, Orwell wrote some of the most influential books in English literature, including the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four and his political allegory Animal Farm. He died from tuberculosis in 1950.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Macmillan Collector's Library
Published
7th January 2021
Pages
128
ISBN
9781529032673

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