Animal Farm

[Animal Farm]
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The animals of Mr. Jones' farm led by the pigs, revolt and drive him out. Napoleon is the leader and, corrupted by this power, sets up a new tyranny under the slogan 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'.

George Orwell (Eric Blair) was born in 1903 in Bengal, India, came to school in Eton and served with the Indian police between 1922 and 1927. But after spells in Paris and London in absolute poverty, he signed up to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil war and returned wounded. He died in 1950 of tuberculosis. Napoleon is the Stalin figure, ruthless and cynical. Snowball is Trotsky, the idealist driven out by Napoleon. The noble carthorse, Boxer, is the common man - good natured, strong and simple. This is a celebrated fable-satire on post-revolutionary Russia.

C.C. (U.K., 2017)