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Down and Out in Paris and London

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Published 7 years, 8 months ago

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Description: Amazon.com Review What was a nice Eton boy like Eric Blair doing in scummy slums instead of being upwardly mobile at Oxford or Cambridge? Living Down and Out in Paris and London, repudiating respectable imperialist society, and reinventing himself as George Orwell. His 1933 debut book (ostensibly a novel, but overwhelmingly autobiographical) was rejected by that elitist publisher T.S. Eliot, perhaps because its close-up portrait of lowlife was too pungent for comfort. In Paris, Orwell lived in verminous rooms and washed dishes at the overpriced "Hotel X," in a remarkably filthy, 110-degree kitchen. He met "eccent ... (more)
Manufacturer: Mariner Books
Release date: 15 March 1972
ISBN-10 : 015626224X | ISBN-13: 9780156262248
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