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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876579
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $22.99

Animal Farm




Four of George Orwell's most essential books, 1984, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia available for the first time in Vintage Classics with a stunning and unexpected new cover look

THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. "

Mr Jones, the owner of Manor Farm, is a lazy drunk. The animals decide to overthrow him in a revolution that will allow them to run the farm, liberating themselves and creating a new life of equality and freedom. But they have underestimated the pigs. Napoleon and Snowball form an elite and take control for themselves, and the tyranny of the farmer is replaced with another kind of control leaving the animals again subject to a ruthless and cruel authority.

Imagined only as Orwell could, this powerful fable is instilled with humour and an underlying urgency that makes this one of the most prescient warnings ever written.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784876579
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Animal Farm

Remains our great satire of the darker face of modern history

Malcolm Bradbury

Animal Farm has seen off all the opposition. It's as valid as today as it was fifty years ago

Ralph Steadman

It immediately established itself in the reader's imagination, and in the reader's political discourse. The book will survive all its editions

New York Times

Surely one of the greatest works of literature of the 20th century, delivering truths about politics that remain, to this hour, horribly disturbing

The Times

To say that I was horrified by this book is an understatement… The whole experience was deeply disturbing to me, but I am forever grateful to Orwell for alerting me early to the danger flags I've tried to watch out for since

Margaret Atwood, Guardian