1946 ANIMAL FARM George Orwell Dust Jacket
This edition of Animal Farm by George Orwell was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1946. The hardcover book comes complete with its original dust jacket in a new archival clear sleeve. The dust jacket shows wear commensurate with age. The book's binding is in excellent condition, with a stamp on the top of the page edges and a bookplate on the front end page. The novel is written in English. This edition is the First American Book Club printing.
The grand theme of Animal Farm has to do with the capacity for ordinary individuals to continue to believe in a revolution that has been utterly betrayed. Orwell attempts to reveal how those in power—Napoleon and his fellow pigs—pervert the democratic promise of the revolution. Animal Farm was often misunderstood and seen as being critical of all forms of socialism, rather than just Stalinist communism. The CIA funded a cartoon version in 1955. Because it was banned in Soviet-controlled territories, many first read it in pirated, 'samizdat' form. If you are a collector of banned books, then this copy of Animal Farm is one you will want in your library.