Animal Farm – George Orwell

Published by Penguin Books in 1951

Back cover summary :

“It is the history of a revolution that went wrong – and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original  doctrine” wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished. Its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain’s ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell’s simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world-famous classic.

 My comments :

This is a very enjoyable satirical parody of the Russian revolution with a deep insight in human nature and Society. 60 years after being written this witty and unconventional story remains a must-read.

Not to be missed.