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Down and Out in Paris and London

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George 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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (1999)
    by George Orwell

    Down and Out in Paris and London

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    1999
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0140282564
    ISBN-13: 9780140282566

    This is Orwell's record of a period in the late Twenties when he lived among the tramps, dregs and plongeurs of London and Paris. 'It is the white-hot reaction of a sensitive observant, compassionate young man to poverty, injustice and the callousness of the rich ...It offers insights rather than solutions; but always insights have to precede solutions ...No one has ever claimed "Down and Out" is its author's best book, yet many of his admirers describe it as their favourite Orwell. Its flaws are numerous, but oddly ... Show more

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Reviews of Down and Out in Paris and London

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JEL1947

A Nice Introduction to Orwell

by JEL1947 on Feb 20, 2014

This book is a nice introduction to George Orwell's writing. He and other young Englishman like Patrick Leigh Fermor in the twenties and thirties took to the road and wrote about it. His observations about Paris and London life from the bottom looking up are interesting and, as seems the case when looking at life from this perspective, similar. The book is not too long and the writing engages you. It is free of political perspectives and just what you might expect from someone who wanted to find out what life was like on a tight budget. The restaurant kitchen scenes, after watching Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, are not shocking.

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mishv

gritty read that orwell is well known for

by mishv on Oct 23, 2008

Not a cheery book, but for anyone who enjoys realism in writing or stories of hardship, this is the ticket for you. You won't feel broke after you read this book.

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