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1st Print Animal Farm George Orwell Secker & Warburg 1945 UK H/B Communism Marx
1st Print Animal Farm George Orwell Secker & Warburg 1945 UK H/B Communism Marx The Blurb 'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others' 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. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. 'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished; its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable has since become a world-famous classic. The Book This is a Rare 1st Printing of the 1st UK hardback edition published by Secker & Warburg in 1945. A wonderful, tight copy of this rare and iconic first edition. The correct 1st printing in original unrestored unclipped wrapper with the variant red Searchlight design to verso and 'An early list for 1945' to rear panel. The book is in lovely condition, without inscriptions. Binding is tight, with front hinge overopened. Slight fading to head. A few pages rippled. Cloth edges … [Click Below for Full Description]
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