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Animal Farm

George Orwell
Edited by David Dwan

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198813736

144 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

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When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

  • Introduction looking at the political circumstances, publishing history and initial reception of Orwell's fable.
  • An overview of the text's historical reception, showing, in particular, how it was enlisted to support the dogmatic certainties of the Cold War.
  • Detailed explanatory notes and select bibliography

About the Author(s)

George Orwell

Edited by David Dwan, Associate Professor in English, Hertford College, Oxford

David Dwan is an Associate Professor at Hertford College, Oxford. His books include Liberty, Equality and Humbug: George Orwell and Western Political Ideals (2018).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Animal Farm
    Explanatory Notes

Reviews

"Where this Oxford University Press edition hugely scores is with the ancillary content [..] these enable you to dig into the detail of the story's foundations, understand what Orwell was getting at and just what he was criticising." - Jonathan Cowie, SF2 Concatenation

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