A new edition of Orwell's end-of-tether third novel, introduced and annotated by his biographer, D.J. Taylor
First published in 1936, and drawing on Orwell's own experiences of working in a Hampstead bookshop, Keep the Aspidistra Flying tracks the career of Gordon Comstock ('nearly 30 and moth-eaten already') a struggling poet who tries to rebel against the conventions of middle-class English life, only to be drawn inexorably back into the world that grinds him down.
This new edition includes an introduction and extensive end-notes, and an appendix containing original responses to the novel as well as letters and documents from the period in which it was written.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 212 x 126 x 26 mm
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