Definition of Animal Farm from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Animal Farm

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a book (1945) by George Orwell in which some farm animals start a revolution against the farmer but are betrayed by their leaders, the pigs, and suffer even more than before. Animal Farm is a satire on the Russian Revolution and the struggle for power between Stalin and Trotsky, represented by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball. The most often quoted and adapted line from the book is ‚All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.‘