A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers. Animal Farm was published in England on 17 August 1945 and one year later in the United States. Until Animal Farm the total print-run of Orwell's nine books (including Inside the Whale and The Lion and the Unicorn) in Britain and America amounted to some 195,500 copies.
But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs ... Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Six years on, 20 Penguin English Library briefs landed on my desk, and surprisingly it became a celebration rather than a reminder of a difficult time.