Literature / Down And Out In Paris And London

George Orwell's first full-length work, published in 1933, is a memoir detailing his experiences of, well, poverty in Paris and London. It is roughly divided into two parts: the first concerned with Orwell's life on the breadline as a dishwasher in various Parisian hotels and restaurants, while the second details his life upon his return to London, where, failing to find employment, he finds himself homeless and dependent on the capricious charity of society.

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