Posted on 08/27/2019 at 11:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One might think that earning both bestseller and classic status would be enough for the author of a repeatedly rejected novel.

And we’re not saying that isn’t sufficient for George Orwell, whose Animal Farm was turned away by Faber and Faber (and, fortunately, accepted by Secker and Warburg).

Rather, it’s the grandson of Faber and Faber’s founder who seems to think amends are in order.

The Guardian reports that Toby Faber wants the company not only to print its own edition of Animal Farm once its copyright ends in 2020, but to also share the rejection letter sent by none other than T.S. Eliot.

See why Eliot rejected Animal Farm — and which other bestsellers fought greater battles to see publication — in the Guardian.

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