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'Orwell was the great moral force of his age' Spectator You can live on a
shilling a day in Paris if you know how. But it is a complicated business.
When he was a struggling writer in his twenties, George Orwell lived as a
down-and-out among the poorest members of society. In this early memoir, he
recounts shocking experiences working as a penniless dishwasher in Paris,
pawning clothes to buy a day's worth of bread and wine, sleeping in bug-
infested bunks, trading survival skills and cigarette butts with fellow
tramps, and trudging between London's workhouse spikes for a few hours'
sleep and tea-and-two-slices. With sensitivity and compassion, Orwell
exposed the hardships of poverty and gave readers an unprecedented look at
life lived on the fringes of society. His vivid account is an enduring call
to support the world's most vulnerable people and exemplifies his belief
that 'The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.' The
Authoritative Text. With a new introduction by Kerry Hudson. *This stunning
edition of Down and Out in Paris and London features period artwork by
Elizabeth Friedlander, one of Europe's pre-eminent 20th century graphic
designers. Look out for complementary editions of Orwell's essential works
Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.*

George Orwell—Down And Out In Paris And London

  • 9781787302532
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