Animal Farm by George Orwell - A book review
- Presentation of the author and book
- The story of Animal Farm
George Orwell wrote "Animal Farm" between November 1943 and February 1944, during the period of the Second World War. He was not the famous author that he is considered today at that time. This might explain why he struggled to get Animal Farm published, whereas it is considered, along with his other world-renowned novel 1984, as one of the masterpieces of the British literature. He died in 1950 and thus never could enjoy the success of his work. "There is no market for children books": that was one of the excuses given by an American editor for not publishing Animal Farm. Of course, it is a book about animals that "speak? and take over a farm and making it theirs, and there are also fights and the end might look like a happy ending, but this would be a great misunderstanding. In fact, the allegoric form is the most important aspect of Orwell's book. Similarly, he can talk about the Bolshevik revolution and its continuation without writing a single name such as Stalin or Lenin. We look at Orwell's work and probe more into its intricacies in this document.