Author: George Orwell
Year Published: 1945
Description: Published in 1945, George Orwell's Animal Farm critiques the concept of communism, specifically Soviet communism, through a fable about farm animals who attempt to establish a utopian society based on the commandment that "all animals are equal." The condemnation is overt; several events in the book have direct parallels with the rise of the Soviet Communist Party, and the main characters are clear figurations of Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky.Â Animal Farm is one of two anti-totalitarian novels for which George Orwell is most well-known, the other being 1984.
- Public Submission
'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'
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