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    DescriptionGeorge Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, "Down and Out in Paris and London" is a moving tour of the underworld of society from the author of "1984", published with an introduction by Dervla Murphy in "Penguin Modern Classics". 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris' vile 'Hotel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and a starving Russian ex-army captain. Exposing a shocking, previously-hidden world to his readers, Orwell gave a human face to the statistics of poverty for the first time - and in doing so, found his voice as a writer. 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. All his novels and non-fiction, including "Burmese Days" (1934), "Down and Out in Paris and London" (1933), "The Road to Wigan Pier" (1937) and "Homage to Catalonia" (1938) are published in "Penguin Modern Classics". If you enjoyed "Down and Out in Paris and London", you might like "Homage to Catalonia", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "Orwell was the great moral force of his age". ("Spectator"). "The white-hot reaction of a sensitive, observant, compassionate young man to poverty". (Dervla Murphy).


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    Title
    Down and Out in Paris and London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Orwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 135 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141393032
    ISBN 10: 0141393033
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL, 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, DNF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070, HIS000000, DRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF, 1DBKESL, 3JJG
    DC23: 823.912
    Thema V1.0: JBFC, DNC, DNL, NHTB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. All his novels and non-fiction, including Burmese Days (1934), Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and Homage to Catalonia (1938) are published in Penguin Modern Classics.
    Review quote
    The white-hot reaction of a sensitive, observant, compassionate young man to poverty -- Dervla Murphy Orwell was the great moral force of his age Spectator