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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's timeless satire '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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 10mm | 80g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141036133
  • 9780141036137
  • 94

Review quote

'Animal Farm is a timeless satire on the central tragi-comedy of all politics-that is, the tragi-comedy of corruption by power' Timothy Garton Ash It is the book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years Ruth Rendell Remains our great satire of the darker face of modern history Malcolm Bradbury Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid today as it was fifty years ago Ralph Steadmanshow more

About George Orwell

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.show more

Review Text

'Animal Farm is a timeless satire on the central tragi-comedy of all politics-that is, the tragi-comedy of corruption by power' Timothy Garton Ashshow more

Customer reviews

I actually thought this book was very well written and thought out. I even enjoyed it although I wasn't sure at first. I cannot recommend it to anyone though, unless you really know what you're getting yourself into.show more
by Tarissa
Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. If you know a little about russian history. Then you'll quickly realize who Napolean and Snowdrop are. And who the other animal groups represent. Orwell's fairytale allegory on totalitarianism is a simple yet profound work. A must read for adults and children alike.show more
by charlie lee