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Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell (Paperback, 1964)

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Gordon Comstock, poet manque and author of Mice ('a sneaky little foolscap octavo') walks out of a "good" job and embarks on a long, deliberate and ultimately fruitless slide into penury.

In charting his anti-hero's attempted renunciation (or escape), Orwell was examining themes which run through the whole of his life and writing, from Down and Out in Paris and London to 1984.


Format: Paperback | 272 pages

Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 1.3 | 156g

Publication Date: 01 Jan 1964

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication City/Country: Middlesex, United Kingdom

Language: English

ISBN10: 0140016988

ISBN13: 9780140016987


Condition: Acceptable

A vintage book with obvious wear. Has some damage to the cover including scuff marks, scratching and minor rust-coloured patches of discolouring, but integrity still intact. The binding is slightly damaged, the second page in the book is loose. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. There is discolouring throughout the book, most of which borders the pages. Still a clean and readable copy.