Animal Farm

byGEORGE ORWELLIntroduction byChristopher Hitchens

May 10, 2010|
Animal Farm by GEORGE ORWELL
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Animal Farm is one of the most famous warnings ever written. Orwell''s immortal satire - ''against Stalin'' as he wrote to his French translator - can be read on many levels. With its piercing clarity and deceptively simple style it is no surprise that this novel is required reading for schoolchildren and politicians alike. This fable of the steadfast horses Boxer and Clover, the opportunistic pigs Snowball and Napoleon, and the deafening choir of sheep remains an unparalleled masterpiece.

One reviewer wrote ''In a hundred years'' time perhaps Animal Farm ... may simply be a fairy story: today it is a fairy story with a good deal of point.'' Over sixty years on in the age of spin, it is more relevant than ever.

Rejected by such eminent publishing figures as Victor Gollancz, Jonathan Cape and T.S. Eliot, Animal Farm was published to great acclaim by Martin Secker and Warburg on 17 August 1945 in an edition of 4500 copies. In the centenary year of Martin Secker, Ltd., Harvill Secker is proud to publish this special edition with a brand-new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
George Orwell (1903–1950) is one of England''s most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the...
Title:Animal Farm
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.78 X 5.59 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.78 X 5.59 X 0.68 in
Published:May 10, 2010
Publisher:Random House UK
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781846553547

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