Boek cover Down and Out in Paris and London van George Orwell (Paperback)

Down and Out in Paris and London

Engels | Druk: New ed | Paperback | 9780141184388
Paperback 12,99
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uitgever Penguin Books Ltd
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 19,8 x 12,6 x 1,4 cm
Aantal paginas 256 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Dasgupta Himadrikishore Dasgupta
Redacteur P. H. Davison
Co-redacteur Peter Davison
Uitgever Penguin Books Ltd
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 193 g
Verpakking breedte 128 mm
Verpakking hoogte 22 mm
Verpakking lengte 197 mm

Boekbeschrijving

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 underworld of society. 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris's vile 'Hotel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing 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.

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