animal farm


Animal Farm is a novella by George Orwell, an is the most famous satirical allegory of Soviet totalitarianism. Published in 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era. 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.

Trivia about animal farm

  • Words found in this 1945 fable include brood, baying, bleating, comrade, tyranny & rebellion
  • Livestock successfully stage rebellion, pigs end up blowing it for everyone
  • One of the "7 commandments" in this Orwell novel reads: "Whatever goes upon 4 legs or has wings, is a friend"
  • Forget "Cats"; the musical of this Orwell book would feature jackbooted dancing pigs
  • The first British feature-length cartoon was a 1955 version of this beastly Orwell novel
  • A satirical fable: "Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night..."
  • Orwell: "Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night..."
  • "1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend"
  • The slogan "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad" appears in this 1945 novel
  • A line from this Orwell tale says, "As for the pigs, they could already read and write perfectly"
  • Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer
  • "Four legs good, two legs bad!"
  • In this Orwell book, looking from pig to man & man to pig, it's impossible to say which is which
  • Moses, a raven, tells the other creatures about a better life to come on Sugar-Candy Mountain in this 1945 novel
  • Jones thought, wait, Napoleon's a pig & I'm human! He's become way too powerful! Tonight, I'm having pork!
  • Snowball is an idealistic pig in this George Orwell classic
  • Representing Leon Trotsky, Snowball, a pig in this novel, is exiled by the ruthless Napoleon
  • (1945)"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"
  • "La Ferme des Animaux"
  • The Battle of the Cowshed & the Battle of the Windmill are waged in this 1945 work
  • Orwell's classic 1945 satire on the Stalinist dictatorship; 4 publishers turned it down
  • In this 1945 novel, Benjamin the Donkey says, "Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey"
  • "I initiated a hostile takeover because Snowball had no business sense & would have bankrupted the Homestead"