Animal Farm

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Albatross Book Company, Jul 14, 2022
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Animal Farm is a satirical allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy.

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User Review  - sriddell - LibraryThing

Such a classic, there's really no surprises left in the plot. But still, an interesting book to read during the heat of a crazy political season. The audio version I listened to was narrated by Ralph ... Read full review

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User Review  - hipney - LibraryThing

A quick read. Wasn't the amazing book I thought it would be. Have also just read 1984, so they are similar. The saddest part was there wasn't any protest from the animals, but that reflects our society still. We just do what we are told as that is easiest. Read full review

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About the author (2022)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton College for four years. He was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left that position after five years and moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books: Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London. He then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, he served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and 1984. His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46.

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