Orwell, George: Animal Farm

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Animal Farm Remko Rausch Date of Report: 25.2.´97 About the author: George Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, was born on June 26th, 1903, in India. During his life he worked in lots of different professions. Most of them referred to writing or reporting. His first novel (Burmese Days) was published in 1934. In 1937 he went to Spain to fight on the side of the Republicans in the Civil War. During WW II he worked for the BBC. His most popular books are Animal Farm and 1984 (1949). He died on January 21st, 1950, in London. About the book: Animal Farm was first published in 1945 by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd.. The story is set on a farm in England in the first half of the 20th century. On this farm the animals chase away Mr. Jones, the farmer, and establish their own society, based on the rights and the equality of all animals. But with the passing times the system changes more and more, so that in the end it is totally different from the one they had wanted to establish at the beginning of their rebellion. It is often said that the story refers to the revolution in Russia in 1918 and the development there in the years after. List of the main characters: Mr. Jones the farmer of Manor Farm, which later becomes Animal Farm Old Major the old pig, which gives the animals the idea of the rebellion and establishes the basics of Animalism Snowball one of the two leading pigs, later driven away by Napoleon and his dogs Napoleon the other leading pig, which becomes the ...

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