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Coming Up for Air (Harvest Book)

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ISBN13: 9780156196253
ISBN10: 0156196255
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George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

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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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AReader, October 8, 2009 (view all comments by AReader)
In my opinion this is the best Orwell book. Although Animal farm and 1984 are good intellectually, 'coming up for Air' is a great book where the main character- a middle aged married man; needs a break from his life and goes on a nostalgic trip to his childhood home. This is a funny and revealling book that will appeal to all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156196253
Author:
Orwell, George
Author:
Crwell, George
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Husbands
Subject:
Insurance agents.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
19691031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.58 lb

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