Animal Farm by George Orwell
Author/s: George Orwell
This edition has been specially designed with the South African learner in mind.
Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy.
- Historical and biographical notes put the author and his famous novel into context.
- Pre-reading activities give learners a methodology for approaching the story and help them anticipate the plot, characters and themes.
- Each chapter is followed by a chapter summary and commentary notes that draw learners' attention to the conventions of the genre - very important for assessment.
- Many questions refer directly to South African issues which help learners put the novel in a context they can understand.
- Further activities on important themes, characterisation and plot development prepare learners for their end of year exams, and practice exam papers with mark allocations and model answers provide opportunities for both summative and self-assessment.