Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398805989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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'The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit.' In 1928 the young George Orwell arrived in Paris, a city known as a thriving art scene and home to some of literature's most esteemed figures. It was not long before the money ran out, and Orwell, now destitute, was forced to take on the menial work of a dishwasher to survive. Drawing on Orwell's own experiences, Down and Out in Paris and London lays bare the realities of life amongst the poorest members of society and reveals a hidden world of drudgery, squalor, and anxiety. This insightful memoir brings home the evils of poverty and reminds us that before we judge those less fortunate than ourselves, we first should live as they do. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: Eric Arthur Blair

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547185796

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Down and Out in Paris and London" by Eric Arthur Blair. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 9782808012690

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Down and Out in Paris and London with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell, which provides an account of the time the author spent voluntarily living among Europe’s poorest and most downtrodden citizens. His experiences of poverty gave him first-hand insight into the hardship and injustice faced by the homeless and the working poor, and he conveyed the lessons he had learnt to a largely middle-class readership in this powerful work of social criticism. Down and Out in Paris and London was Orwell’s first published book. His subsequent works, including Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm and 1984 cemented his position as one of the most acclaimed and influential British writers of the 20th century. Find out everything you need to know about Down and Out in Paris and London in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192572042

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Poverty is what I am writing about". In the late 1920s, Eric Blair resigned his post as a colonial policeman in Burma, immersed himself in the slums of Paris and London, and reinvented himself as George Orwell, one of the most revered prose stylists in the English language. Orwell decided to write about the lives of the poor - the dishwashers of Paris, the tramps of London - not by imagining poverty, but by experiencing poverty. The result is a book which is as provocative and incisive about class inequalities, homelessness, and social prejudices today as it was when it was first published in 1933. Down and Out in Paris and London was George Orwell's first book, and it remains a masterpiece of prose writing. This edition is accompanied by an introduction which examines Orwell's book for its literary, social, and political significance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

George Orwell

George Orwell

Author: John Rodden

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412824538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

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This study examines how George Orwell's legacy as a writer developed, and the importance of his work both during and after his lifetime. John Rodden seeks to bring Orwell's work into proper focus while providing insight into the phenomenon of literary fame.

Being Homeless

Being Homeless

Author: Amir B. Marvasti

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739106198

Category: Psychology

Page: 181

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Being Homeless offers valuable insights, both practical and theoretical, to human service providers as well as sociologists."--BOOK JACKET.

George Orwell, Updated Edition

George Orwell, Updated Edition

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113005

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George Orwell wrote many essays and political pamphlets, yet most know him for his fable Animal Farm and his dystopian novel 1984. The essays in this enhanced Bloom's Modern Critical Views volume offer precise commentary on Orwell's p