Written in 1945 by George Orwell, Animal Farm is a concise allegorical novel about farm animals who overthrow the farm’s owner and establish their own government. The satirical events and characters in the novel mirror those of early Soviet Russia and Joseph Stalin’s eventual rise to power. The novel is ranked by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best novels of the twentieth century, and its author, George Orwell, is referred to as Britain’s most brilliant political satirist.
The allegorical novel begins with Mr. Jones, the owner of Manor Farm, drinking too much and neglecting to properly tend to his farm and its animals. During this time, an ancient, highly regarded boar named Old Major articulates to his...Read more
- January 01, 1945
- Boxer (Animal Farm) (Fictional character)