Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

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George Orwell's famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which 'all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.'
It features 100 full-colour and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. AUTHOR: George Orwell (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 187 x 244 x 20.57mm | 798.32g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 50th edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0151002177
  • 9780151002177
  • 54,762

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Since 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 This anniversary edition includes Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition.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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