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Down and Out in Paris and London By George Orwell

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

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Summary

To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. This book gives an account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.

Down and Out in Paris and London Summary

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic account of life on the streets

To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer.

Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's haunting account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.

Down and Out in Paris and London Reviews

He saw through everything... Many have tried to imitate his particular kind of clarity without anything like his moral authority -- Peter Ackroyd * The Times *
A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose -- John Mortimer

About George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

Additional information

GOR005343141
9780141042701
0141042702
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-06-29
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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