• Homelessness

Down and Out in Paris and London


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105495957
Category: Homelessness
Page: 169
View: 5187
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.

    • Fiction

Down and Out in Paris and London


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547488547
Category: Fiction
Page: 228
View: 1124
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. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Down and Out in Paris and London


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518342418
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 270
View: 2173
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.

    • Social Science

Down and Out in New Orleans

Transgressive Living in the Informal Economy
Author: Peter J. Marina
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545193
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
View: 1285
In the years since Hurricane Katrina, the modern-day bohemians of New Orleans have found themselves forced to the edges of poverty by the new tourist economy. Modeling his work after George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, the sociologist and ethnographer Peter J. Marina explores this unfamiliar side of the gentrifying “new” New Orleans. In 1920s Paris, Orwell witnessed an influx of locals and outsiders seeking authenticity while struggling to live with bourgeois society. Marina finds a similar ambivalence in New Orleans: a tourism-dependent city whose commerce caters largely to well-heeled natives and upper-class travelers, where many creative locals and wanderers have remained outsiders, willingly or otherwise. Marina does not merely interview these spirited urban misfits—he lives among them. Down and Out in New Orleans follows their journeys, depicting the lives of those on the social fringes of a resilient city. Marina finds work as a bartender, street mime, and poet. Along the way, he visits homeless shelters, squats in abandoned buildings, attends rituals in cemeteries, and befriends writers, musicians, occultists, and artists as they look for creative solutions to the contradictory demands of late capitalism. Marina does for New Orleans what Orwell did for Paris a century earlier, providing a rigorous, unrelenting, and original glimpse into the subcultures of a city in rapid change.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Road to Wigan Pier


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518348718
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 285
View: 1595
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.

A Clergyman's Daughter


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 3711

    • Literary Collections

Orwell on Truth


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328508714
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 208
View: 1199
Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell’s career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell’s dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them.

    • Fiction

Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in Paris and London


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544943554
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 9310
Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.

    • Literary Criticism

A Collection of Essays


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547416519
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 324
View: 1089
In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil War, Henry Miller, British imperialism, and the profession of writing.

    • History

Eiffel's Tower

The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It
Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052511
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 994
The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world’s fair that introduced it, by the author of Conquering Gotham and Urban Forests In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously entertaining portrait of Belle Époque France, fear and loathing over Eiffel's brash design share the spotlight with the celebrities that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an event to remember-including Buffalo Bill and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an era at the dawn of modernity, reveling in the limitless promise of the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • London (England)

The People of the Abyss


Author: Jack London
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: London (England)
Page: 319
View: 7357

    • Biography & Autobiography

George Orwell

English Rebel
Author: Robert Colls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199680809
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 330
View: 6896
An intellectual who did not like intellectuals, a socialist who did not trust the state, a liberal who was against free markets, a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation. Aside from being one of the greatest political essayists in the English language and author of two of the most famous books in twentieth century literature, George Orwell was a man of profound contradictions. George Orwell:English Rebel takes us through the many twists and turns of Orwell's life and thought, from precocious, public school satirist at Eton and imperial policeman in Burma, through his early years as a rather dour documentary writer, and his formative experiences as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Robert Colls traces, in particular, Orwell's complex relationship with his country, from the alienated intellectual of the mid-1930s through a gradual reconciliation, to the exhilarating peaks of his wartime writing. He explores the mistakes and contradictions, the lucky escapes and near misses, and what they tell us about Orwell as man and author.

    • Fiction

Shooting an Elephant


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912286
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5983
'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

    • Literary Collections

All Art Is Propaganda

Critical Essays
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547417752
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 416
View: 4178
As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead. All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."

    • Literary Criticism

George Orwell ́s Documentary Work - Focusing on "Down and Out in Paris and London" and "The Road to Wigan Pier" as examples


Author: Birthe Stolz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638346234
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 24
View: 5324
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+, University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Dystopian Literature - Huxley and Orwell, 27 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this term paper I want to focus on two of the most popular documentaries by George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier. While most people, when hearing the name George Orwell, think of the novel 1984 and the fable Animal Farm, only a few know that his first literary successes were books of a very different genre. The documentaries DOPL and RWP influenced his career as a political writer and coined him as an ambivalent left-wing intellectual. The term paper is structured chronologically, first dealing with DOPL and then focusing on RWP. In order to understand Orwell ́s curiosity regarding the English working-class and the poor in general, I found it important to give a brief overview on his social background (chapter 2). I will then continue with explaining the circumstances in which Orwell found himself before going to London and Paris and describing his motives for living among the oppressed (chapter 3.1). In order to give an impression of the contents of the book, chapter 3.2 summarizes the most interesting and important passages and quotations. Chapter. 3.3 focuses on the style and the literary means. The last chapter on DOPL (chapter 3.4) refers to Orwell ́s political standpoint when writing the book, including opinions and reactions to the latter. Chapter 4.1 begins with a description of the political and economic situation in the 1930 ́s. In my mind, it is important to get an impression of the problems and circumstances of the historical background when Orwell gathered the material for RWP because the time is closely connected with the content of the book. In the next chapter, I again will give an answer to the question why Orwell wrote this book which in this case is a little different because it was commissioned. Furthermore I will discuss the meaning and the function of the Left Book Club which played an important role in respect of RWP. Chapter 4.3 summarizes the two parts of the book while chapter 4.4. again focuses on stylistic and literary means. The importance of the political substance of RWP is mirrored in chapter 4.5, including Orwell ́s aims, analysis, definition of socialism and his attacks on middle-class socialists. The last chapter of the term paper deals with the controversial opinions RWP called forth and especially with its opponents of the left-wing intelligentsia.


    • Fiction

Keep the Aspidastra Flying


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 1551998904
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
View: 936
An early socially critical novel by a master of the genre. Set in 1930s London, Keep the Apsidistra Flying focuses on Gordon Comstock, a bookstore employee who is determined to distance himself from what he sees as a corrupt, money-focused form of life, despite his belief that his poverty will doom him to sadness, and to failure with his girlfriend, Rosemary. Meanwhile, he is working slowly and inconsistently on what he hopes will big his poetic magnum opus, despite the minimal success of his previous writing. The novel is a nuanced investigation of money and class disparity, and probes the question of what actually makes one happy. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Puckoon


Author: Spike Milligan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241971373
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 431
Puckoon is Spike Milligan's classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in 1963. 'Pops with the erratic brilliance of a careless match in a box of fireworks' Daily Mail In 1924 the Boundary Commission is tasked with creating the new official division between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border ends up running through the middle of the small town of Puckoon. Houses are divided from outhouses, husbands separated from wives, bars are cut off from their patrons, churches sundered from graveyards. And in the middle of it all is poor Dan Milligan, our feckless protagonist, who is taunted and manipulated by everyone (including the sadistic author) to try and make some sense of this mess . . . 'Bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border' Observer 'Our first comic philosopher' Eddie Izzard Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Becoming


Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 1524763152
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 1160
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

    • Fiction

1984

Summary & Study Guide
Author: George Orwell,Save Time Summaries
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497490826
Category: Fiction
Page: 66
View: 8827
WARNING: This is not the actual book 1984 by George Orwell. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.In a world where dystopian novels are all the rage, George Orwell's 1984 stands as the definitive work. This study guide details the totality of totalitarianism, as you watch middle-aged Winston Smith try to escape from under the oppressive thumb of the Party. Big Brother is watching, controlling the thoughts and actions of everyone, thanks to 24-hour monitoring and the use of tattling children who are encouraged to report parents that speak out of line. As the main character in 1984, Winston is not convinced; he's hopeful of a way out. He is a complex character, and this study guide throws you directly into his mind as you go along for the ride.Orwell's 1984 begins with Winston doing what he does every day at his job: changing past newspaper records to ensure they match the latest "truths" set forth by the Party. Winston reluctantly endorses the Party's slogan, "He who controls the past, controls the future." He doesn't buy it though, so he makes it his mission to expose the group as the fraud that it is, even though he isn't old enough to remember "the good old days." Beside him is Julia, a woman who is equally at odds with how things are. As a testament to just how deep our study guide goes, we not only present you with potential quiz questions for each chapter, we also offer essay topics and multiple ideas to help you answer them.