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About the Writer

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an old acreditation for the BNUJ.
1903 - 1950

Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Orwell is best known for his dystopian novel 1984 and his allegorical novella Animal Farm. Orwell's cultural influence continues to this day in the terms Orwellian, cold war, Big Brother, Thought Police, Room 101, Memory hole, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.

About the Book

A dystopian and allegorical novel, Animal Farm reflects the events leading up to the Russian revolution. On the surface, the novel features the trials and tribulations of an assortment of farm animals, particularly pigs, as they struggle with the resident humans. While the initial reception of the book was not overwhelming positive, it has become a classic among English Language novels.

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