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Coming Up for Air George Orwell

Coming Up for Air By George Orwell

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell


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Summary

By turns comic and melancholy, Orwell's fourth novel - published in 1939 to critical and commercial acclaim by Victor Gollancz - is Wellsian in its exploration of the frustrations and helplessness of a lower-middle-class protagonist faced with the indifference of a rapidly changing world, and a vital record of a society on the verge of war.

Coming Up for Air Summary

Coming Up for Air: Annotated Edition by George Orwell

George Bowling, a forty-five-year-old insurance salesman with a wife and two children, is overweight, depressed and haunted by ever-present portents of imminent global conflict. Dreaming of escaping the staid suburban rut in which he has become embedded, he reminisces about his home town in Oxfordshire, Lower Binfield. But as he seeks refuge in the rural idyll of his treasured childhood memories, the rapacious forces of progress continue their relentless march, eventually forcing George to reflect on the folly of nostalgia and the impossibility of reliving the past. By turns comic and melancholy, Orwell's fourth novel - published in 1939 to critical and commercial acclaim by Victor Gollancz - is Wellsian in its exploration of the frustrations and helplessness of a lower-middle-class protagonist faced with the indifference of a rapidly changing world, and a vital record of a society on the verge of war.

About George Orwell

Eric Blair (1903-50), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was a novelist, journalist and critic, best remembered for his seminal novels 1984 and Animal Farm, and for works of non-fiction such as The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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NGR9781847499004
9781847499004
1847499007
Coming Up for Air: Annotated Edition by George Orwell
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2023-06-22
256
N/A
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