1946 Harcourt, Brace and Company
First American Edition
Often, a book is worth more to you than the price you paid for it. I own several copies of 'Animal Farm'. I first read it in the '80s. In the period of time leading up to the year 1984 there was a renewed interest in the writing of George Orwell. For whatever reason he has always been one of my favorite writers.
Recently I have been able to track down and read some of his lesser known works. They include 'Why I write', 'Homage to Catalonia', and 'Burmese Days'.
~ I know, I am way behind on updating Goodreads, stop bugging me about it, Damnit!~
I ran across this first American Edition of 'Animal Farm' at the A-1 bookstore in Richville, OH. (if you've never been there, OMG) (Seriously, if you are local and want to go, let me know)
It has an excellent bookplate, and a reprint from the Book of the Month
Certainly 'Animal Farm' is a classic. And, quiet possibly, responsible for my love of political satire. It may also have piqued my fascination with Socialism.
This particular copy is a little worse for wear, but I am glad that I bought it and hope that someday my children or grandchildren will treasure it as well.