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Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air George Orwell

Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air By George Orwell

Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air by George Orwell


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George Orwell was a novelist unlike any other, fiercely devoted to presenting the truth as he saw it. Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a sort of comedy in which minor poet Gordon Comstock engages briefly with romantic dreams before realizing that salvation is to be found, not in escape from his life but engagement with it.

Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air Summary

Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

George Orwell was a novelist unlike any other, fiercely devoted to presenting the truth as he saw it. The three novels in this collection date from the 1930s, before his political satires Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four made him world-famous. Compelling works in their own right, they are all studies of men at odds with their surroundings. In Burmese Days, the darkest of the three, a frustrated expatriate finds himself trapped between the decadence of his own people and the corruption of the natives they claim to rule. Coming Up for Airdramatizes the frustration of every little man in his hopeless struggle against bourgeois respectability. Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a sort of comedy in which minor poet Gordon Comstock engages briefly with romantic dreams before realizing that salvation is to be found, not in escape from his life but engagement with it.

About George Orwell

George Orwell (19031950) is one of England's most famous writers and social commentators. He is the author of the classic political satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is also well known for his essays and journalism, particularly his works covering his travels and his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. His writing is celebrated for its piercing clarity, purpose and wit and his books continue to be bestsellers all over the world.

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NGR9781841593357
9781841593357
1841593354
Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air by George Orwell
New
Hardback
Everyman
2011-03-25
712
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