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Down and Out In Paris and London

AuthorGeorge Orwell

NarratorJeremy Northam

Duration6h 54m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

Key StageA Level

PublisherCSA Word

VersionUnabridged

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Orwell was arguably one of the first 'gonzo' journalists. In this unabridged, enlightening and often shocking expose of life on the streets of two of Europe's most romanticised and celebrated cities, Orwell describes in detail the day-to-day life of a 'down-and-out', which involves hunger, filth, derision and often prejudice and violence. Alcohol is also a staple distraction on both sides of the channel for the destitute, and Orwell's comments on issues such as the emasculation of a man when he becomes a tramp (women see him as 'less than' a man and will not interact with him) are truly fascinating.

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