9780141042701

Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780141042701
Published: June 2009

Price: $22.99

Condition: New

'It is altogether curious, your first contact with poverty.' 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. 'A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose.' John Mortimer

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780141042701
  • Published: June 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Width (mm): 111
  • Height (mm): 181
  • Depth (mm): 14
  • Weight (g): 125

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