An Examination of Animal Farm, a Novel by George Orwell
Animal Farm was written between November 1943 and February 1944, but had not been published until August 1945, principally because of this of political objections that arose over the book's strike on Stalin and the Soviet Union. It was rejected by several publishers in England (incorporating T.S. Eliot at Faber and Faber) and America. One American publisher rejected it because, he said, Americans weren't in the mood for animal tales. Orwell, fearing implicit censorship and convinced of the urgency of his concept, considered publishing it himself as a two-shilling pamphlet. Finally, Secker and Warburg decided to publish it, nonetheless it was even now held for publication before end of the battle, ostensibly due to insufficient paper, but more likely because it was nonetheless deemed imprudent to create something attacking the Soviet Union when it had been a very important ally of the West. When the novel was finally posted the magnitude of its accomplishment surprised Orwell around anyone. The first of all edition sold-out the first month, and by the springtime of 1946 it had been being translated into nine languages. Following the Book-of-the-Month Club in the us chose it as a selection, it sold greater than a half-million copies, relieving him from financial problems for the very first time in his life.
The specific political purpose that possessed aroused Orwell's good sense of urgency was his desire to explode the myth of the Soviet Union as the paradigm of the socialist state. He likewise wished to expose the dangers of totalitarianism, which he found reflected in the politics of expedience, the devaluation of objective real truth, and the systematic manipulation of the normal persons through propaganda. This fable about the animals who overthrow