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Down and Out In Paris and London (1933) [Novel]
by George Orwell Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 7.9 of 10 (16 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This unusual fictional account, which is in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two cities. The Parisian episode is fascinating for its exposť of the kitchens of posh French restaurants, where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur. In London, while waiting for a job, he experiences the world of tramps, street people, and free lodging houses. In the tales of both cities we learn sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society

Original title: Down and Out In Paris and London
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Down and Out In Paris and London

Down and Out In Paris and London (1933)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • " excellent work of its kind... a model of the realistic approach." New York Times Book Review
  • "The striking thing about Orwell as 'a witness' is that, while he experienced fully the sordid realities of his time, he remained miraculously uncontaminated.... He retained a rebellious clarity of vision which penetrated to the nastiness that is hidden, hushed up, camouflaged by convention.... The book is a very graphic piece of reportage and wryly amusing." Atlantic Monthly
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Down and Out in Paris and London (1972)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 015626224X
Pages: 213

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