Down and Out in Paris and London
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Renowned urban artist Shepard Fairey's new look for Orwell's classic account of life on the streets. To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer. Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's haunting account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141042702
  • 9780141042701
  • 33,140

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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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About George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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