Animal Farm

by Orwell, George

Animal Farm is a dystopian novella by George Orwell. Published in England on 17 August 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences with the NKVD during the Spanish Civil War.

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Secker and Warburg first published Animal Farm in London in 1945. With a print run of just 4,000 copies, the first edition is bound in green cloth and states “First Published May 1945” on the copyright page. The original green and grey dust jacket is famously fragile as it was cheaply produced to meet Wartime Economy Standards.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Harcourt, Brace published the first American edition of Animal Farm in 1946. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first edition of the novella, Secker and Warburg published a special edition of Animal Farm in 1995 with illustrations by Ralph Steadman.

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. An early American edition of George Orwell's controversial politically satirical novel, this edition being printed in the same year as the first American edition. In the original dustwrapper. Early American edition, published in the same year as the first American edition, this copy… Read more about this item
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1946
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Animal Farm: The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey (Penguin Essentials, 94)

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1945
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London: Secker & Warburg 1945. 8vo. 92 pp., Recently rebound in beautiful full dark green morocco with gilt lettering and lines. Top edge gilt. Small stain to the final leaf and faint water staining to the tail, not affecting the text. Otherwise internally clean with no ownership marks. . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1945.
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1946). First Edition. First Printing Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 75/16 by 4 7/8 inches with two tiny specs of white near the heel of the spine and three tiny white specks on the rear board near the head of the… Read more about this item
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by ORWELL, GEORGE

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Animal Farm: a fairy story (Penguin Modern Classics)

Animal Farm: a fairy story (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Orwell, George

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by George Orwell

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1946
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by George Orwell

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