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Seller: Top-Rated Seller angus_robertson (282,494) 99.8%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: AU, NZ, Item: 302869443953 NEW Animal Farm and 1984, Centennial Editions By George Orwell Paperback Home About Us Shipping & Delivery Returns Policy FAQ Contact Us FREE SHIPPING 60 DAY RETURNS POLICY Animal Farm and 1984, Centennial Editions by George Orwell ISBN: 9780452294462 Price: $44.25 Was : $55.99 Format: Paperback Condition: Brand New Postage: FREE Standard Postage Availability: In Stock in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre, see below for details. Product Description As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, Animal Farm is the allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors. "Thought Police." "Big Brother." "Orwellian." These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel,1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory,1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale. Complete with deckled edges and french flaps, thse classic novels are packaged together as a great gift for Orwell fans and new readers alike.1984 features an foreword by Thomas Pynchon and Animal Farm features an foreword by Ann Patchett. About the Author Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) was born in 1903 in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. The family moved to England in 1907 and in 1917 Orwell entered Eton, where he contributed regularly to the various college magazines. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that inspired his first novel Burmese Days (1934). Several years of poverty followed. He lived in Paris for two years before returning to England, where he worked successively as a private tutor, schoolteacher and bookshop assistant, and contributed reviews and articles to a number of periodicals. Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1933. In 1936 he was commissioned by Victor Gollancz to visit areas of mass unemployment in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) is a powerful description of the poverty he saw there. At the end of 1936 Orwell went to Spain to fight for the Republicans and was wounded. Homage to Catalonia is his account of the civil war. He was admitted to a sanatorium in 1938 and from then on was never fully fit. He spent six months in Morocco and there wrote Coming Up for Air. During the Second World War he served in the Home Guard and worked for the BBC Eastern Service from 1941 to 1943. As literary editor of Tribune he contributed a regular page of political and literary commentary, and he also wrote for the Observer and later for the Manchester Evening News. His unique political allegory, Animal Farm, was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. George Orwell died in London in January 1950. A few days before, Desmond MacCarthy had sent him a message of greeting in which he wrote: 'You have made an indelible mark on English literature . . . you are among the few memorable writers of your generation.' Product Details ISBN: 9780452294462 Format: Paperback Title: Animal Farm and 1984, Centennial Editions Shipping & Delivery This title is IN STOCK in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre. Once you have placed your order we will usually ship it to you within 1 business day from our Distribution Centre. Please note the handle time applicable for this product. Payment Methods Newsletter Signup Be the first in the know! Sign up to our newsletter today! Sign up Welcome to Angus & Robertson - Proudly Australian since 1886. Angus & Robertson is one of Australia's oldest and most iconic bookstores and since 1886 has been dedicated to delivering quality entertainment to the Australian public. Our range includes millions of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, gifts, stationery, games, eBooks and eReaders with fast delivery Australia wide and FREE standard delivery on ebay orders. Condition: Brand new, ISBN: 9780452294462, Author: George Orwell, Language: English

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