FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF GEORGE ORWELLS MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM; SIGNED BY RALPH STEADMAN
Item Number: 42388
London: Secker & Warburg, 1995.
First illustrated edition of Orwell’s timeless allegorical novel— a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism. Octavo, original boards, illustrated endpaper, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated by the illustrator on the half-title page in the year of publication, “Ralph Steadman 25. Oct 95.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"A political fable that partly recounts, in an allegorical mode, the aftermath of the Russian revolution, and partly illustrates a belief in the universal tendency of power to corrupt" (Stringer, 22)." Animal Farm is [Orwells] masterpiece" (Connolly 93). Time Magazine chose it as one of the 100 best English-language novels (1923 to 2005); it also featured at number 31 on the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels. It won a Retrospective Hugo Award in 1996, and is included in the Great Books of the Western World selection.