Publisher's Archive of Correspondence Relating to Animal Farm

AN ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN VICTOR GOLLANCZ AND GEORGE ORWELL RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF ANIMAL FARM

ORWELL, George

A little fairy story ... with political meaning

ORWELL, George Publisher's Archive of Correspondence Relating to Animal Farm AN ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN VICTOR GOLLANCZ AND GEORGE ORWELL RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF ANIMAL FARM

1944.

12 items, comprising one TLS and one copy of a letter from Orwell, two TLS, one ALS and six carbons. Including: typed letter signed from Orwell to Victor Gollancz offering him first refusal but warning him that the book is anti-Stalin; further correspondence in which Gollancz protests that he is being mischaracterised as a Stalinist stooge, is sent the manuscript, and then declines it ("I could not possibly publish ... a general attack of this nature"); letter from Jonathan Cape checking that they are free to accept the book; correspondence from Victor Gollancz to Leonard Moore seeking to establish that the three-book contract is still operative; 1950 draft letter from Victor Gollancz to The Book- seller claiming that Orwell remained a Gollancz author, despite the rejection, and that he had an option on Nineteen Eighty- Four that he regretfully passed up at Orwell's personal request.

A comprehensive archive of correspondence between Eric Blair (George Orwell) and his publisher, Victor Gollancz recording the famous rejection of Animal Farm by the publishing house. Copies of all outgoing correspondence from Gollancz have been preserved in carbon providing a comprehensive epistolary narrative of the process of getting Orwell into print.

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