Animal Farm [A Fairy Story]

By: Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur]

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Early printing of the first illustrated edition ($2.95 jacket price, no edition or printing statement on copyright). Jacket lightly rubbed, slightly musty. 1954 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. 8vo. Illustrations by Joy Batchelor & John Halas. Endorsement by Christopher Morley printed on front jacket panel, and by TIME on rear panel. A satirical look at Soviet totalitarianism using animals on a farm as an allegorical device. The revision of history by those in power is a theme that returns in Orwell's famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. While the setting of Animal Farm does not quite fit the parameters of a dystopian society, Orwell's work here seems to progress directly toward the speculations about future society in Nineteen Eighty-Four, common themes being the will to power, power's corrupting influence, and the obliteration of history.

Title: Animal Farm [A Fairy Story]

Author: Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur]

Illustrator: Batchelor, Joy; Halas, John

Categories: Utopian & Dystopian, British & Irish,

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York: 1954

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2188021