This is Orwell's record of a period in the late 1920s when he lived among the tramps of London and Paris. Orwell's publishers initially took the book as a sign of him abandoning Socialism, but this was denied by the author himself. The book attempts to offer insights, rather than solutions.
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Part autobiography, this unusual novel follows the experiences of a penniless adventurer, first in Paris in the early 1930s and later in London, where he mingles among tramps and street people.Review:
He saw through everything... Many have tried to imitate his particular kind of clarity without anything like his moral authority (Peter Ackroyd The Times)
A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose (John Mortimer)
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