Down and out in Paris and London

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Penguin, 1989 - Fiction - 215 pages
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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. Unabridged. 6 CDs.

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Orwell's prose is remarkable. - Goodreads
As usual, Orwell knocks my blocks off with his writing. - Goodreads
Love insight from this era. - Goodreads
The pace is too slow. - Goodreads
Real poverty has no great plot or elaborate storyline. - Goodreads
Racist or not, he's still a fucking good writer. - Goodreads
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Buy this book and bloody well read it!
Its really great.. even for a science/nonfiction reader like myself. I got into this and was engrossed by the realism and the descriptions. The language is really obscure and its a mind trip just how recent this way of life really is!

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This book was lovely. It captures the life of a person down on their luck soooo perfectly. The struggle is so real in this book and in real life! Orwell has such a knack for writing and being able to ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.

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