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    Animal Farm (Signet Classics) (Paperback) By (author) George Orwell

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    DescriptionSince its publication fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication. It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called "the conscience of his generation." A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes. This anniversary edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.


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    Title
    Animal Farm
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Orwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780451526342
    ISBN 10: 0451526341
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: D
    LC classification: PR6029.R8 A63 1996C
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    50
    Edition statement
    50th Anniversary ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Dutton / Signet
    Publication date
    25 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Absolutely first-rate...comparable to Voltaire and Swift."