Down and Out in Paris and London
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Down and Out in Paris and London
by Orwell, George

"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 'H�otel 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."


Publication date: 2001

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780141184388

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11828

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