June 1, 1996
June 1, 1996
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's 1945 fable about the power struggles among animals on a farm, parallels the situation in Russia at the time as Orwell saw it; the characters include the ruthless pig Stalin, his idealistic Trotsky-like adversary, and the simple, kindly horse who represents the common man. 1984, Orwell's 1948 vision of a world subsumed in tyranny and war, describes the process of events by which Winston Smith, a London clerk at the Ministry of Truth, comes to understand the true nature and aims of the government he works for, and portrays his doomed attempt to create a private life for himself and his lover, Julia. One of the bleakest political novels ever written, 1984 illustrates Orwell's despair that democracy could ever summon the strength to overcome totalitarianism in his lifetime.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Nature + Animals, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities, Settings, Politics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Classics, Historical / General
- Edition: Anniversary
- Language: English
- Author: George Orwell
- Online Item #: 11395797
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5496
- ISBN: 9780452277502
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported