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Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell, Will Jonson
Down and Out in Paris and London
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Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris's vile... show more
Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris's vile 'Hôtel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and a starving Russian ex-army captain. Exposing a shocking, previously-hidden world to his readers, Orwell gave a human face to the statistics of poverty for the first time - and in doing so, found his voice as a writer.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781502435057 (1502435055)
ASIN: 1502435055
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012-03-01)
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
3.5 Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
I recently decided that I’m going to read all of George Orwell’s works this year. I’ve already read 1984 and Animal Farm (which I loved) and decided this would be the first book of his I tackled this year. Down and Out in Paris and London is semi-autobiographical. It’s about the time Orwell spent ...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
5.0
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 Life Below the Poverty Line
There is so much in this book and it is actually really hard to know where to start, however I will start off by saying that it is not strictly an autobiography. Sure, Orwell did land up in a situation in Paris when all of his money had been stolen and had to work as a plounger, which is basically a...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
3.0 Down and Out in Paris and London
Full of wretchedness and uncomfortable descriptions of trying to make ends meet. Really enjoyed the down to earth, realistic narrative, that lacked exaggeration, concerning poverty and dreadful living conditions.
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
5.0 Youthful outrage
Orwell's first published work, giving a slightly fictionalised account of his experiences of poverty in Paris and London.His time in London is made into an extraordinary and vital social document, preserving and bearing witness to the painful and shocking history of the tramps. I never realised that...
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