George Orwell: Animal Farm
Original English Edition
Animal Farm is an allegorical novel. It tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer. With flaming idealism and rousing slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice and equality a place where one can live equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the uprising is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state worse than it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. According to Orwell, the fable reflects events that led to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union being a warning against any totalitarian regime to this day. | In addition to being a brilliant political allegory, this book is incredibly emotionally moving, beautifully written, eloquent, and profound. Time Magazine selected Animal Farm as one of the 100 best English-language novels.