Animal Farm George Orwell
“The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.”
George Orwell’s influential, allegorical novel Animal Farm was published in 1945. In the novel, the overworked and mistreated animals on a farm all begin to follow the precepts of Animalism, rise up against the humans, take over the farm, and rename the place: Animal Farm.
George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, was born on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, Bengal, India and died on January 21, 1950, in London, England. He was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. His other works are A Clergyman’s Daughter, Keep The Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up For Air, and Burmese Days.