Animal farm : a fairy story / George Orwell.
Publication year: 2000
Edition: [New edition] / with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury and a n
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2000.
ISBN: 9780141182704 (pbk.) :
This edition originally published: 1989.
Having got rid of their human masters, the animals of Manor Farm look forward to a life of freedom and plenty. Orwell's allegoric story of the betrayal of idealism through tyranny and corruption is as fresh today as when it was first published in 1945.
Series: Penguin classics
xxi, 120 pages ; 20 cm.
I enjoyed this book for what it is - parts deeply frustrated me. The abuse of power is horrifying, and Boxer's story is heartaching. I didn't realise the parallels it would draw with Stalinist Russia, but I caught on fast.
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