is easily the most famous work of political allegory ever
written. The animals take over the running of a farm, and everything is
wonderful for a while — until the pigs get out of hand. It is a
brilliant description of what happens when the revolution goes astray.
Allegory is hard to do gracefully, but Orwell manages it superbly: while
true appreciation of Animal Farm
requires an understanding of the
history of the Russian revolution, those without it will still get the
point. And Animal Farm
can even be appreciated as a story by children
with no understanding of the political message at all!
- External links:
- buy from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
- Related reviews:
- books by George Orwell
- more political fiction