"Animal Farm" is a novel by George Orwell, published in 1945. It is an allegorical story about a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer and establish a society run by animals. The novel is a satire of the Soviet Union under Stalin and is an allegory for the corruption of the Russian Revolution. It is known for its portrayal of the dangers of totalitarianism and its themes of power, corruption, and propaganda. It has been highly praised for its writing and its insight into the dangers of absolute power, and is considered a classic of English literature.