Please note: This title is a required book for the British Gold LLATL program, as it is used in one of the five book studies.
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned – a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
“A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable for our times.” – The New York Times.
“Absolutely first-rate, comparable to Voltaire and Swift.” – Edmund Wilson in the The New Yorker.