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Coming Up for Air - Penguin Modern Classics 268 (Paperback)
  • Coming Up for Air - Penguin Modern Classics 268 (Paperback)

Coming Up for Air - Penguin Modern Classics 268 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 25/01/2001
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George Orwell's paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man's attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon from the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in Penguin Modern Classics. George Bowling, forty-five, mortgaged, married with children, is an insurance salesman with an expanding waistline, a new set of false teeth - and a desperate desire to escape his dreary life. He fears modern times - since, in 1939, the Second World War is imminent - foreseeing food queues, soldiers, secret police and tyranny. So he decides to escape to the world of his childhood, to the village he remembers as a rural haven of peace and tranquillity. But his return journey to Lower Binfield may bring only a more complete disillusionment...If you enjoyed Coming up for Air, you might like Burmese Days, also available in Penguin Classics. "His humour is ironic and fresher than ever. This is an Orwell not to miss." (Observer). "Very funny, as well as invigoratingly realistic...Nineteen Eighty-Four is here in embryo. So is Animal Farm...not many novels carry the seeds of two classics as well as being richly readable themselves. " (John Carey, Sunday Times).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185699

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