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Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

by George Orwell

Book Description

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’s vile ‘Hôtel 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.

Pages: 256
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 27 September 2001
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm

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