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Down and Out in Paris and London was written in the late 1920s, following George Orwell’ s return to London from Burma. While writing for various journals, Orwell took on the life of a tramp in order to investigate poverty and life on the road in and around London. Drawn by the low cost of living and bohemian lifestyle, Orwell moved to Paris in 1928, living in the same area of the city as...
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An honest log of poverty in two great world cities, told so brutally & honestly, it easily becomes Orwell's second greatest work, only behind Animal Farm/1984 (tied).
Aug 2nd, 2014
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