Penguin Classics Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0141393033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society. 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' 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.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: HarperPress

ISBN: 9780008442651

Category: Homelessness

Page: 256

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 139880598X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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'The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit.' In 1928 the young George Orwell arrived in Paris, a city known as a thriving art scene and home to some of literature's most esteemed figures. It was not long before the money ran out, and Orwell, now destitute, was forced to take on the menial work of a dishwasher to survive. Drawing on Orwell's own experiences, Down and Out in Paris and London lays bare the realities of life amongst the poorest members of society and reveals a hidden world of drudgery, squalor, and anxiety. This insightful memoir brings home the evils of poverty and reminds us that before we judge those less fortunate than ourselves, we first should live as they do. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: Eric Arthur Blair

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Down and Out in Paris and London" by Eric Arthur Blair. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 2808012691

Category: Study Aids

Page: 20

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Down and Out in Paris and London with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell, which provides an account of the time the author spent voluntarily living among Europe’s poorest and most downtrodden citizens. His experiences of poverty gave him first-hand insight into the hardship and injustice faced by the homeless and the working poor, and he conveyed the lessons he had learnt to a largely middle-class readership in this powerful work of social criticism. Down and Out in Paris and London was Orwell’s first published book. His subsequent works, including Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm and 1984 cemented his position as one of the most acclaimed and influential British writers of the 20th century. Find out everything you need to know about Down and Out in Paris and London in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Student Companion to George Orwell

Author: Mitzi Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313306370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 2375

Analyzes each of Orwell's major writings in chronological order, looking at the literary components of each as well as the historical content that informed each work, and offers alternate interpretations.


Author: Scott Lucas

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781904341338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 3744

Accessible and affordable biography, illustrated throughout in color

George Orwell

Author: John Rodden

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412824532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

View: 4458

This study examines how George Orwell's legacy as a writer developed, and the importance of his work both during and after his lifetime. John Rodden seeks to bring Orwell's work into proper focus while providing insight into the phenomenon of literary fame.