Animal Farm is George Orwell's brilliant political satire and allegorical fable about the corrupting effects of power. Published in 1945 it is, to this day, one of the most famous and influential works of fiction ever written.
Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful hardbacks make perfect gifts for book lovers, or wonderful additions to your own collection. This edition features an introduction by journalist, award-winning writer and editor of the New Statesman, 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 incites a revolution that has been brewing for years. The animals drive out their drunken farmer and create their own society - with the promise of equality for all, two scheming pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, appoint themselves leaders. What begins as a supposedly equalitarian community descends into an increasingly violent and hierarchical society, permeated by lies and corruption. Years after publication, Orwell's words remain a stark warning against the lure of fascist populism.
This is a must-read for everyone.
What happens when a group of farm animals seize control of their farm and try to create a just and fair society for animals? This social and political allegory by George Orwell answers that question. Animal Farm is a short, situational novel about animals. The animals decide that they need to work together to create a perfect life, led by a Berkshire Boar named Napoleon. They start running their own farm and establish a set of rules and mottos for themselves, such as “whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy,” “no animal shall wear clothes,” and “all animals are equal.” However, the pigs subtly begin to alter the rules to benefit themselves, introducing the infamous line, “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”
This funny and witty political and social commentary on communism and its implementation in our society remains as funny, relevant, and terrifying as ever. This is a must-read for everyone.