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Down and Out in Paris and London 1933

 Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's semi-autobiographical account of living in poverty in both cities. The narrative begins in Paris where Orwell lived for two years, attempting to subsist by giving English lessons and contributing reviews and articles to various periodicals. He ended up working as a plongeur (dishwasher and kitchen assistant) at a hotel where he earned barely enough to survive- but he got free red wine while he worked.

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Burmese Days 1934

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 Literature Help : "Burmese Days" Plot Summary

 

 

 Podcast 2 examining the book Burmese Days for the Honors tutorial,

George Orwell & Twentieth Century Political Life taught by Professor Rob Glover

 in the Honors College at the University of Maine.

 

A Clergyman's Daughter   1935

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A Clergyman's Daughter is Orwell's most formally experimental novel, featuring a chapter written

 entirely in dramatic form, but he was never satisfied with it and he left instructions that after his death it was not tobe reprinted.   Orwell had a long time friend named Brenda Salkeld, a gym teacher at St. Felix School. She was the daughter of a clergyman.   Orwell wanted to marry her but she rejected his proposal of marriage, though shewas to remain a friend and regular correspondent about his work for many years to follow.   He started writing A Clergyman's Daughter in mid-January 1934 and had finished by 3 October 1934.     After sending the work to

his agent Leonard Moore, he left Southwold to work part time in a Hampstead bookshop. After various last-minutealterations for fear of libel, A Clergyman's Daughter was published on 11 March 1935.

 

Shooting an Elephant 1936

"Shooting an Elephant" is an essay by George Orwell, written during the autumn of 1936. Orwell tells of shooting an elephant in British-controlled Burma as an Imperial Policeman in 1926.

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 Understanding Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"

 

Keep the Aspidistra Flying 1936

Keep the Aspidistra Flying, first published 1936, is a grimly comic novel by George Orwell. It is set in 1930s London. The main theme is the protagonist's romantic ambition to give up money and status, and the squalid life that results. Orwell based the novel, in part, on experiences he had while researching another book about poverty, Down and Out in Paris and London.

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 The Road to Wigan Pier 1937

 The Road to Wigan Pier was written by George Orwell and published in 1937. It is a sociological analysis of living conditions in the industrial north of England before World War II that was commissioned by the Left Book Club in January 1936.

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 5 years on from George Orwell's iconic journey, Stephen Armstrong and Danny Dorling

 discuss why poverty and inequality persist in the UK today. :30 to start

 

 

 George Orwell BBC Arena Part 2 - Road to Wigan Pier

 

 Homage to Catalonia 1938

Homeage to Catalonia by George Orwel

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 George Orwell BBC Arena Part 3 Homage to Catalonia

 

 Coming Up for Air 1939

 coming up for air by George Orwell

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 1984 1949

1984 by George Orwell

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 1984  audiobook

 

 

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Orwell's 1984 Summary

 

 

 George Orwell's 1984 and the New World Order

 

 

 George Orwell BBC Arena Part 5 Nineteen Eighty Four

 

 Animal Farm 1945

 animal farm by George Orwell

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Politics and the English Language  Essay 1947

 

 

Politics and the English Language audiobook

 

 

 

 Essays and Poems

 essays by George Orwell

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