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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

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. Animal Farm is one of two anti-totalitarian novels for which George Orwell is most well-known, the other being 1984.

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