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  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241416426
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

Animal Farm




George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power, in a new look for Penguin Black Classics.

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless ?lite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling 'fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.

  • Pub date: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241416426
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

George Orwell

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 Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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