Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

ISBN: 015626224X

ISBN 13: 9780156262248

Publication Date: March 15, 1972

Publisher: Mariner Books

Pages: 213

Format: Paperback

Author: George Orwell

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This unusual fictional account - in good part autobiographical - narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants, where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher, or plongeur. In London, while waiting for a job, he experiences the world of tramps, street people, and free lodging houses. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

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