All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others. Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell first published in England on 17 August 1945. The reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell wrote the book between November 1943 and February 1944 when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem a phenomenon Orwell hated. This book is complete and unabridged.