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Down and Out in Paris and London

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Written by George Orwell / Introduction by Hugo Rifkind


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ISBN: 9781846976582
Published: 04 Jan 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 256
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Literary non-fiction
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About the Book

Published in 1933, and still relevant today, Orwell’s first full-length work is a compassionate and insightful description of the life of the working poor in Paris and the homeless in London.

Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, he vividly documents a world of unrelenting squalor – sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a plongeur in a Paris hotel, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a 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.

'Orwell was the great moral force of his age' – Spectator

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