17 August-Animal Farm

Animal Farm is an award winning novella written by George Orwell. It is regarded as the most famous political allegory of the 20th century. It describes how a group of farm animals revolt against the tyranny of their human master. The animals are then subjected a far greater tyranny by their own kind.

In Animal Farm, Orwell reflects the rise to power of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The Communist Party seized power from Tsar Nicolas II following the Russian Revolution of 1917. The dictatorship of the Tsar was eventually replaced by the even more brutal dictatorship of Stalin.

Animal Farm by George Orwell was first published in the year 1945 On This Day.

George Orwell, c. 1940



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