While many might remember reading Animal Farm in high school, few perhaps recall its remarkably astute allegorical meaning, as relevant now as ever. First published in England in 1945, the book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where they can live as equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. Orwell was famously a democratic socialist whose political point of view was deeply influenced by the events the led to the 1917 Russian Revolution and later, Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union. Like 1984, it is as much a cautionary tale as one that challenges the meaning of democracy and equality.
An exceptionally clean edition with solid and unmarked boards, tight binding, and crisp pages. While it does not have its original dust jacket, we have provided a facsimile, protected by a Mylar cover.