Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell that was first published in 1945. Read a plot overview, important quotes, and about historical and political context for the novel.


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See a complete list of the characters in Animal Farm and in-depth analyses of Napoleon, Snowball, Boxer, Squealer, Old Major, Mr. Pilkington, and Benjamin.

Literary Devices

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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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