Down and Out in Paris and London (Modern Classics)

4.09 avg rating
( 37,377 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140002973: Down and Out in Paris and London (Modern Classics)

Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell, published in 1933. It is a story 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. Orwell gives it an autobiographical feel by interposing chapters presenting his personal opinions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The white-hot reaction of a sensitive, observant, compassionate young man to poverty (Dervla Murphy)

Orwell was the great moral force of his age ( Spectator)

About the Author:

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. All his novels and non-fiction, including Burmese Days (1934), Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and Homage to Catalonia (1938) are published in Penguin Modern Classics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Orwell, George
Published by Penguin UK; Secker & Warburg edition (1971) (1971)
ISBN 10: 0140002979 ISBN 13: 9780140002973
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
International Edition
Seller
peterfryersales
(Mundare, AB, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin UK; Secker & Warburg edition (1971), 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. Paperback: 190 Pages Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics (1971) ISBN-10: 0140002979 ISBN-13: 978-0140002973 ASIN: B00K24S9T8 International Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476676964508

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.93
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds