PUblished by the Folio Society, London in 1984. Hardcover. The book is in very good condition with pictorial cloth boards with wraparound Quentin Blake illustration and gilt titles to the spine. The slipcase has some sunning to edges, but otherwise intact. The book contains many illustrations by Blake throughout in his usual line drawing style.
The book is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945 and tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. 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 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
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