Down and Out in Paris and London - Vintage Classics Orwell (Paperback)
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Down and Out in Paris and London - Vintage Classics Orwell (Paperback)

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Published: 07/01/2021

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THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT

'You can live on a shilling a day in Paris if you know how. But it is a complicated business'

As a struggling writer in his twenties, Orwell lived as a down-and-out among the poorest members of society. In this, his early memoir, Orwell recalls with vivid clarity his time working as a penniless dishwasher in Paris, pawning clothes to buy a day's worth of bread and wine, sleeping in bug-infested bunks, trading survival skills and cigarette butts with fellow tramps, and trudging between London's workhouse spikes for a few hours' sleep and tea. With all of the sensitivity and compassion that Orwell is known and loved for, he exposed the hardships of poverty and gave readers an unprecedented look at life lived on the fringes of society.

This vivid account is an enduring call to support the world's most vulnerable people and exemplifies his belief that 'The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.'

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KERRY HUDSON

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784876586
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 178 x 130 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An extraordinary and curious book: beautifully phrased, meticulous, honest and funny. George Orwell’s 1933 memoir, and a study of poverty, is a book both rooted in its era and able to transcend it... a book that has inspired countless people to try to understand the personal and political issues at the heart of homelessness – and continues to do so today.—Hannah PriceThe white-hot reaction of a sensitive, observant, compassionate young man to poverty'—Orwell was the great moral force of his age—Spectator

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“Down and Out in Paris and London”

After picking up Catch 22 this month and failing miserably to become involved in it, I turned back to another classic author I knew would not fail to captivate me, George Orwell. Down and Out in Paris and London, is a... More

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“Phenomenal ”

Down and Out in Paris and London is an eye opening account from George Orwell that really makes you think - from something so simple as how one will never eat in a posh restaurant in Paris ever again, to how... More

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Roman Alizarde

“Swarming Cockroaches and Sneering Waiters”

An example of factual storytelling at its best. George Orwell manages to make his daily struggles to earn a living in Paris and London feel really quite interesting and pull the reader through a really rather horrible... More

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