Modern Classics Keep The Aspidistra Flying

by George Orwell

Penguin Uk | March 4, 2014 | Mass Market Paperbound

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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. Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.09 × 4.35 × 0.66 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141395478

ISBN - 13: 9780141395470

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Modern Classics Keep The Aspidistra Flying

Modern Classics Keep The Aspidistra Flying

by George Orwell

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.09 × 4.35 × 0.66 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141395478

ISBN - 13: 9780141395470

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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. Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.

About the Author

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 allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.