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Down and Out in Paris and London by Orwell, George (2013)

Down and Out in London and Paris

by George Orwell, author of 1984

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Wikipedia Articles: Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)

George Orwell (1903-1950 Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950),[1] better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell, published in 1933. It is a memoir[2] in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is an account of living in near-destitution in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins.

Jean-Thomas Cullen Note

Book Covers. I am taking the rare step, for this website, of including the covers of three different editions of Orwell's seminal autobiographical work when he was 24 years old. There have been other editions over the years, and there will be many more as Blair's (Orwel's) legacy lives on. He is best remembered as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm

Penguin (U.K.) 2013 Edition. The most recent edition shown on is the 2013 Penguin (U.K.) with abstract cover image shown at right. This is the index edition listed on this site (Books About Paris).

2013 Penguin (U.K.)