Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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Keep The Aspidistra Flying is set in London in 1934. The novel tells the story of a copywriter who embarks on a new career, with disastrous consequences. His disaffection with middle-class respectability is tempered by Rosemary, his faithful friend.

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Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a ‘good job’ in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced.

Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

823.912 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K