1954 ANIMAL FARM HARDCOVER GIFT
To Orwell Today,
Found these two books in a funny little bookstore in Fort Lauderdale.
Thought you might have readers asking for Orwell classics.
Thanks a million for the wonderful Christmas gift of the Orwell books, especially the hardcover, first-edition ANIMAL FARM which I've never seen before - always I've just seen softcover editions.
What makes it even more wonderful is that it's an illustrated edition and, on top of that, it's illustrated by Halas & Batchelor, about whom, and with whom, I've corresponded on ORWELL TODAY. They animated the original ANIMAL FARM movie back in 1954 and it's far superior to the Hollywood version that came out in 1999. See 1954 ANIMAL FARM ORIGINAL DVD & 1954 ANIMAL FARM BONAFIDE HALAS
Thanks also, Dad, for the paperback version of NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR -- it's an old Brooklyn Library copy from 1952 -- and has a good write-up describing "The Strange World of 1984...A Man and Woman in Love...A Prophecy of the Future".
I'll put this latest addition alongside its siblings on the 1984 CHERISHED BOOK COVERS shelf.
All the best,
Sketches from ANIMAL FARM by Batchelor & Halas in ORWELL WALKED WILLINGDON DOWNS
Ana is publishing a Spanish edition of "Animal Farm" and asks permission to use photos of comics and rare editions from the website
Kaspars' small company in Latvia is planning to record an audioook of "Animal Farm"
ANIMAL FARM DRAWINGS COLLECTION (Chris sends samples of illustrations from his "Animal Farm" book and comic collection)
ANIMAL FARM COMIC IN MAURITIUS (Robert says there's an "Animal Farm" comic strip from India that's been translated into Mauritian Creole)
WALLINGTON WILLINGDON ANIMAL FARM (Vivien says sketches in their 1954 film "Animal Farm" look like "Chalk Farm" in Willingdon)
1954 ANIMAL FARM BONAFIDE HALAS (Vivien's company Halas & Batchelor is the only bona fide producer of the DVD version of their original 1954 "Animal Farm" film)
1954 ANIMAL FARM ORIGINAL DVD (Vivien discovered a pirated production of Halas & Batchelor's 1954 film of "Animal Farm")
Marilise is searching for a pictorial timeline for "Animal Farm"
ORWELL ON & IN LATIN (Tom has decided to translate "Animal Farm" into Latin)
1954 ANIMAL FARM MOVIE GOOD (Gene found a copy of the 1954 British animated film of Animal Farm and sent it in the mail)
1999 ANIMAL FARM MOVIE BAD
ORWELL'S ANIMAL FARM
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