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Down and Out in Paris and London : The classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey, Paperback / softback Book

Down and Out in Paris and London : The classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Essentials series

Paperback / softback

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The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts' collection, discover Orwell's personal account of life on the streets beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard FaireyTo be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb.

George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job.

By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos.

At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer. First published in 1933, Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's haunting account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them. 'A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose' John MortimerCOMPLETE THE TRIO WITH SHEPARD FAIREY'S NEW-LOOK 1984 AND ANIMAL FARM.

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