Animal Farm - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)
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Animal Farm - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 07/01/2021
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Waterstones Says

Following the animals of Manor Farm coming to grips with their post-revolution freedom, Orwell’s shrewd allegory of communism gone wrong lays bare the temptations of privilege and power.

Animal Farm is Orwell's virtuoso 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 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 incites 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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529032673
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 124 g
Dimensions: 158 x 101 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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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“A CLASSIC!”

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!

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“Animal Farm”

Very funny and captivating throughout. A joy to read.

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“Animal Farm”

Although on the surface these seems like a nice simple story about farm animals that manage to win their freedom it quickly becomes a commentary about how easily communities can become dictatorships. We follow the... More

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