Animal Farm | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Peters

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Animal Farm.
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Critical Essay by Michael Peters

SOURCE: Peters, Michael. “Animal Farm Fifty Years On.” Contemporary Review 267, no. 1555 (August 1995): 90-1.

In the following essay, Peters considers the continuing relevance and influence of Animal Farm on the fiftieth anniversary of its publication.

Few books are as well-known as Animal Farm. Published fifty years ago, in August 1945, as the Cold War was about to begin, the novel with its mixture of simple fairy-tale and historical allegory, still has the power to charm and provoke, even though that war now seems to be part of a previous age. The novel, while frequently taught in schools to thirteen and fourteen year olds, is rarely to be found in sixth form or university syllabuses. Like the author, the book occupies an ambiguous place in the literary world. Yet its fame amongst the reading and, to an extent, the non-reading public is...

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