George Orwell’s dystopian novel Animal Farm was published in America on August 26, 1946. The book was originally titled Animal Farm: A Fairy Story and was first published in England on August 17, 1945.
Animal Farm takes place on Manor Farm where the inhabiting animals band together to form a revolution against the humans that oppress them. According to Orwell himself, the novel is a direct criticism on the Russian Revolution of 1917 and events that took place during the “Stalin Era” in the Soviet Union. The novel comments on the corruption of revolutions from its leaders, and feelings of greed, ignorance, and indifference.