Books Animal Farm by George Orwell Paperback, 97 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAnimal FarmAuthorGeorge Orwell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 140 pages, New Amer Library Classics, $6.95, published April 1 1996 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAnimal FarmAuthorGeorge Orwell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Farm animals overthrow their human owners and set up their own deeply (and familiarly) flawed government. Orwell's mordant satire of totalitarianism is still a mainstay of ninth-grade reading lists. Genres: Fiction Also by George Orwell Essays All Art Is Propaganda 1984 Homage to Catalonia Diaries See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Animal Farm Opinion 100 Best Books Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. You Must Read This Writer Home for the Holidays on 'Animal Farm' December 19, 2007 Though not exactly a holiday story, George Orwell's Animal Farm is the book that writer David Maine revisits each year. Maine remembers reading the parable for the first time as a teen and thinking: "Whoa, this isn't just talking animals."