'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Mar Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything runs smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy. But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals - and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed. Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent w as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption.
George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.
Interesting book. It was suggested to me so is not a book I would have normally purchased.
When you understand what George Orwell is trying to say the book comes together and leaves you thinking.