Animal Farm / 1984 by George OrwellThis edition features George Orwells best known novels – 1984 and Animal Farm – with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Animal Farm is Orwells classic satire of the Russian Revolution -- an account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Joness Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. But are they?
1984 - Author Biography - George Orwell
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In , London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Read more Rating: based on 2 rating s 1 with a review. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.
Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell , first published in England on 17 August Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin " un conte satirique contre Staline " ,  and in his essay " Why I Write " , wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole". Orwell wrote the book between November and February , when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem, a phenomenon Orwell hated. It became a great commercial success when it did appear partly because international relations were transformed as the wartime alliance gave way to the Cold War. Time magazine chose the book as one of the best English-language novels to ;  it also featured at number 31 on the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels.
He was a man of strong opinions who addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. Sometimes called the conscience of a generation, Orwell best known for two novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Animal Farm was an anti-Soviet satire in a pastoral setting featuring two pigs as its main protagonists. These pigs were said to represent Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. The novel brought Orwell great acclaim and financial rewards. This bleak vision of the world divided into three oppressive nations stirred up controversy among reviewers, who found this fictional future too despairing.