First edition cover
|Original title||Animal Farm: A Fairy Story|
|Subject(s)||Bolshevism projected to the world of animals|
|Genre(s)||Classics, Satire, educational animation|
|Publisher||Secker and Warburg (London)|
|Publication year||17 August 1945|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||112 pp (UK paperback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-452-28424-4 (present) ISBN 978-0-452-28424-1|
|Dewey Decimal||823/.912 20|
|LC Classification||PR6029.R8 A63 2003b|
|Preceded by||The Lion And The Unicorn|
|Followed by||Nineteen Eighty-Four|
Animal Farm is a book by George Orwell. It is a parody of the Bolshevist Revolution and Communism. Napoleon, a pig is parodied as Lenin or Stalin in the book. Bolshevists are the pigs, Jewish lackeys, the servants of Bolshevism are the dogs, the horse is the honest misused worker, sheeps are the misused people, who gave their goods for nothing the pigs, who became thicker and more brazen every day. We get to know, from the book, that during Bolshevistm all are equal, but some are even more equal than others.
Orwell had big trouble to get the book printed, even though he was a relatively well-known author at that time. However, Bolshevists were the loved allies, who were not allowed to criticize.