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ISBN13: 9780156468992
ISBN10: 0156468999
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Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely aspidistra plant that sits in every middle-class British window.

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GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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rnm_7, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by rnm_7)
Orwell at his finest!
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Jeane, July 11, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Is the lucrative return of employment worth the awful tedium of spending your days at something you hate? Gordon Comstock doesn't think so. He turns down decent jobs and good opportunities, because they go against his principles, chooses instead to take a low-paying job and live in squalor because he wants to make a living writing. Problem: he isn't very good at it, and being hungry makes it harder and harder to write. Sticking to his ideals, Gordon repeatedly refuses assistance from friends and family, sinking slowly deeper and deeper into poverty until he has to make a choice to survive. A job he doesn't want? or sticking true to his principles and creeping closer to starvation? This book is terribly depressing if you're an artist, but also full of wit and humor. Satire at its best.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156468992
Author:
Orwell, George
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
London
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Literatura Expressao Inglesa
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
P8-P9
Publication Date:
19690331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.53 lb

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