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Animal Farm by  George Orwell - First Edition - 1946 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941035)

Animal Farm

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Animal Farm

by Orwell, George

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Review copy with letter from the publisher folded in half and tipped in at front free endpaper, protruding slightly over the textblock. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with light wear to cloth. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket, correctly lacking "Printed in the USA" on the rear flap; with light rubbing and edge wear, light crease to front panel and front flap. Uncommon with publisher's letter tipped in.

Synopsis

Animal Farm is a dystopian novella by George Orwell. Published in England on 17 August 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences with the NKVD during the Spanish Civil War.

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Reviews

On Feb 22 2019, a reader said:
George Orwell is an author everyone must have the experiencing of reading. In this short novel, Orwell satirically criticises the Russian Revolution as well as other forms of government in the portrayal of animals to overthrow the human owner of a farm and begin to outline rules they must live by to be happy and free. This text covers topics of betrayal, leadership, honesty, and dishonesty. Orwell has always been ahead of his time, and this text exemplifies that in his advanced understanding of human behavior. I would say this is a must read, especially for those interested in politics and philosophy. Great book.
On Nov 21 2017, a reader said:
This book is absolutely wonderful. It is a fantastic read for many audiences that holds a strong historical meaning.

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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140941035
Title
Animal Farm
Author
Orwell, George
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1946
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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fine
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