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Modern Classics Orwell in Spain (Penguin Modern Classics) epub ebook

by Peter Davison,Christopher Hitchens,George Orwell

Modern Classics Orwell in Spain (Penguin Modern Classics) epub ebook

Author: Peter Davison,Christopher Hitchens,George Orwell
Category: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classic; New Ed edition (June 5, 2001)
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0141185163
ISBN13: 978-0141185163
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 739
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Modern Classics Orwell And Politics (Penguin Modern Classics). Born in India in 1903 George Orwell moved to England with his family in 1907. He was educated at Eton and joined the Indian Imperial Police, serving five years in Burma before returning to Europe.

Modern Classics Orwell And Politics (Penguin Modern Classics). The period of poverty that followed inspired DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON (1933). In 1937 he published THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER. His political convictions led him to fight for the Republicans in Spain and to write HOMAGE TO CATALONIA. In 1945 ANIMAL FARM was published. Orwell died of TB in 1950.

Orwell's classic satire ANIMAL FARM continues to be an international best seller. Ships from and sold by tabletopart. For the first time ever. Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS.

This volume brings together Orwell's powerful writings of his personal exepriences of poverty and life .

This volume brings together Orwell's powerful writings of his personal exepriences of poverty and life outside mainstream society. The complete texts of DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON is included. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Paperback: 496 pages. Publisher: Penguin Classic (June 5, 2001). ISBN-10: 9780141185194.

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Series: Penguin Modern Classics. ORWELL IN SPAIN includes the complete text of HOMAGE TO CATALONIA. Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 03/05/2001.

The bibliography of George Orwell includes journalism, essays, novels and non-fiction books written by the British writer Eric Blair (1903–1950), either under his own name or, more usually, under his pen name George Orwell. Orwell was a prolific writer on topics related to contemporary English society and literary criticism, who have been declared "perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture

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George Orwell books include more than just "1984" and "Animal Farm . Explore the dystopian genius's entire bibiliography and see what else you should read from Orwell. Born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903, George Orwell has had a substantial impact on both popular culture and the literary world-you know you've made it when people use your last name as an adjective (see: "Orwelllian"). We also have him to thank for words like newspeak, "doublespeak," Big Brother and even "bellyfeel. And given the state of our modern-day world (and the return of his dystopian classic 1984 to best-seller lists after the 2016 election), it's safe to say his works are as relevant as ever.

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The volume collects together, for the first time ever, Orwell's writings on his experience of the Spanish Civil War - the chaos at the Front, the futile young deaths for what became a confused cause, the antique weapons and the disappointment many British Socialists felt on arriving in Spain to help. ORWELL IN SPAIN includes the complete text of HOMAGE TO CATALONIA.
Reviews (7)
Hanelynai
Obviously, Orwell is a great writer. I gave this book one star because of the terrible editing. There were tons of really easy to correct typos, like i's and n's blurring into m's. Come on, it's not like Orwell is a new indie author. You guys couldn't find a better edition? Ridiculous. Amazon should take this one out of circulation.

Anarius
I bought this to replace an old paperback copy that was yellowed with age. This is one of my favorite books, which I should have kept in mind when buying a replacement. This edition is clearly POD, without spellcheck or other review of formatting. Every few pages sentences break erratically. The misspellings are generously scattered throughout. There clearly is no attempt to proofread the copy. Buy this ONLY if you have to have a copy and it's the cheapest one available. I'm throwing mine out.

Throw her heart
This is an autobiography of George Orwell, known in real life as Eric Blair, when he spent some time on the streets of Paris and London when he, in his early years (1920s or 30s) was destitute. Then, Blair, who I shall refer to Orwell as his real name, was starting out as a journalism/writer, after World War I (The Great War). Eric Blair doesn't explain how he ended up in this situation of poverty in the first place, but does provide a good account of his life on the streets of Paris and London, and his struggle to survive day by day.
It was rough. Blair live hand to mouth, and being among the tramps, beggars, the destitute, he always had to watch his back, for there was always someone out to take his money, clothes, food, anything, at the first chance he gets. Needless to say, Mr. Blair survived and was able to give a clear account.
The book is evenly divided between his stints in Paris, then London. He covers Paris first. Paris is pictured as the lap of luxury, fashions, French architecture. I've been there myself, and it is amazing. Deep down below, in the unseen sections, are the workers, the dishwashers, those who do the dirty jobs to keep Paris glittering. Blair worked as a dishwasher and other similar, back breaking jobs at luxurious hotels, where the work was hard, conditions were unsanitary, and the pay was low. He literally had to pawn his clothes, look for the cheapest rooms to rent, and worked sometimes for 18 hours a day, with very little time to sleep. There were tough bosses and tough landlords, and he had to be tight with his money, buying the cheapest, and lowest quality food. Blair did have buddies to team up with, looking out for each other, and being there for the other when he was starving. Survival produces enemies off the streets, but it also produces great friendships. Blair had to take whatever job was available, for one hotel was opening up promising good paying jobs, but there were delays, so one could not depend on any "promises," for anyone.
London had it own adventure. Here Blair was traveling from spike (a hostel like place where tramps could spend one and only one night, with strict rules with a jail sentence for violating them) to spike, with a partner named Paddy. Again, there are situations where one smuggles in food and money against the rules, where other tramps steal them, and their clothes. If the tramp complained, he would go to jail. There were religious sponsored hostels, with strict rules also, and this simply tells of the travels of Blair and his buddy, obtaining money and food and shelter for the night.
In this book, Orwell/Blair does sympathize with the tramp, where his present situation is not always his fault. These are situations where one loses a job, then his home because he was unable to pay for it, or could never find a job, or many other reasons. This is very similar to today's situations where people are evicted from their homes forcing them to live out on the street or in their cars.
This book is a chronicle of what these people go through, and their actions are a result of their desperate attempt simply to survive.

Andronrad
This edition is obviously an OCR'd copy that was published after the work lost copyright protections. There are random omissions, and errors generated from bad kerning (lots of rn's turning into m's, Us in the place of pronouns.) Will Jonson, the copyright holder, seems to have pushed this on-demand edition as a cash grab. Disappointing.

The book itself is a fascinating memoir detailing Orwell's struggles, that I would recommend to anyone that enjoys his other works or the memoir genre in general. His biographical sketches of the tramps he meets are rich and wonderful.

Rleillin
Orwell offers an unflinching chronicle of day-to-day realities and hardships at society's lowest levels, written in his usual precise, unsentimental prose. At the baseline he performs an act of reportage---intended to expose and inform, to shake the reading public of the 1930s out of blithe assumptions about the origin and nature of poverty, of both working and destitute varieties. In this he succeeds. His accounts are visceral and direct. The impressions stay with you.

In the process---never quite explicitly but always by unmistakable implication---he also makes a case for democratic socialism, one of his well-known lifelong causes. From the vantage of the 21st century his assumptions now ring rather simplistic and one-dimensional. But these shortcomings are forgivable, viewed in the context of the time.

Where the book really falls short, however, is in a deceit that Orwell never quite admits. Unlike the real-life characters he depicts, he is in the end a visitor to these milieus, even a voyeur, able at any time to return to his middle-class life in rural England. His pretension to the contrary, regrettably, carries hints of dishonesty, albeit on the margins, and detracts from the power that the book might otherwise have had.

Nevertheless a worthwhile read and one not one easily forgotten.

AGAD
If you like George Orwell or have been to London or Paris or care about poverty, then you'll give this at least four stars. If you fit multiple criteria, than it becomes a five star read.

Orwell wrote this on his actual experiences living in squalor (both with and without work) in London and Paris during the 1920's when he was a young man. He talks about the brutal nature of restaurant work in Paris and details the personal pains of hunger on both sides of the English channel.

It's an easy read, and parts of it are funny (his reactions particularly). Orwell's descriptions are both vivid and succinct, which is not an easy task. Orwell has a fondness for interesting people, and he writes about their lives and language wonderfully.

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