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Few authors can have striven so hard to make themselves professional writers as did George Orwell. As a child he talked of becoming a writer; he wrote for student publications at Eton' whilst serving in the Imperial Police in Burma he sketched out ideas for Burmese Days; on returning to Europe, he spent two years in Paris struggling to write. Down and Out in Paris and London was the outcome of those years in Paris and of months tramping south-east England. Whilst not quite autobiography, it does give a vivid picture of the kind of life he led 'in the lower depths', and exemplifies his belief that 'The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty. ' Orwell thought of calling this first book 'Confessions of a Dishwasher', and he hesitated for some time over the pseudonym under which it was published, the name of which, in due time, he was to achieve world-wide fame: George Orwell. This edition of Down and Out in paris and London differs in many ways from all earlier editions and retores material censored by its original publisher in 1933.
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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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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. ex Library. Ex Library with usual stamps. In protective sleeve. Seller Inventory # 79873
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