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.
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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)
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.
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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