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Down and out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell; Frederick Davidson; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio Books, [1993] ℗1993
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"Orwells own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrators poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Audiobooks
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; Frederick Davidson; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9780786169528 0786161477 9780786161478 0786169524
OCLC Number: 85438852
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Frederick Davidson.
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by George Orwell.

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"Orwells own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrators poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only. A socialist who believed that the lower classes were the wellspring of world reform, Orwell actually went to live among them in England and on the continent. His novel draws on his experiences of this world, from the bottom of the echelon in the kitchens of posh French restaurants to the free lodging houses, tramps, and street people of London. In the tales of both cities, we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society."--Container.

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