Animal Farm. By George Orwell. First American Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, & Co. New York, 1946.

$500.00

Animal Farm solidified Orwell’s place among the great writers of the twentieth century. It was his second-to-last novel, (followed only by Nineteen Eighty-Four), written in a complicated time in his life. His health was deteriorating, and his writing had been consumed by personal and political articles throughout WWII and the years thereafter. His first wife also died unexpectedly, and Orwell found himself deeply unsettled by it all. Yet he still managed to write the most profound allegorical critique of his political era. This first American edition was printed in 1946 and broadened the reach of Orwell’s work. So telling were his political critiques that scholars termed the phrase “Orwellian” to describe disenchanting Authoritarian politics.

This first American edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original black cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original first issue dust jacket, indicated by $1.75 price and the lack of “Printed in the USA” on back flap. Only minor closed tears, creases, and chipping. Preceded only by the first English edition of just 4,000 copies.

A very good first American edition of Animal Farm.

1 in stock

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Animal Farm. By George Orwell. First American Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, & Co. New York, 1946.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in