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Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
Down and Out in Paris and London
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Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell (Eric Blair), published in 1933. It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the breadline in Paris and the experience... show more
Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell (Eric Blair), published in 1933. It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is a picaresque account of living on the breadline in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156262248 (015626224X)
ASIN: 015626224X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 213
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
Quando l’agente dell’Indian Imperial Police Eric Arthur Blair, nel gennaio del 1928, torna in patria in licenza, decide di prendere congedo. Nei cinque anni trascorsi al soldo dell’imperialismo britannico ha conosciuto da vicino il mondo dalla parte dell’oppressore. Gli ha dato il voltastomaco. Per ...
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...
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...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
4.0
How many novelists have had their name turned into an adjective? Although there may be more, at the moment I can only think of three: Proust, Dickens and Orwell. The adjective “Orwellian”, of course, refers to the kind of totalitarian state Orwell depicted so brilliantly in [b:1984|5470|1984|George...
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