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Keep the Aspidistra Flying: Penguin Modern Classics

Autor George Orwell Note de Peter Davison
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 26 oct 2000
Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced.

Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell'sKeep the Aspidistra Flyingis a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.
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ISBN-13: 9780141183725
ISBN-10: 0141183721
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Ediția:New
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Modern Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegoryAnimal Farmwas published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia ofNineteen Eighty-Four(1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction includeBurmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan PierandHomage to Catalonia.

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Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced.

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Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence

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A completely harrowing and stark account of poverty ... written in clear and violent language