George Orwell

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

This eBook edition of “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Gordon Comstock has 'declared war' on what he sees as an 'overarching dependence' on money by leaving a promising job as a copywriter for an advertising company called 'New Albion'—at which he shows great dexterity—and taking a low-paying job instead, ostensibly so he can write poetry. Coming from a respectable family background in which the inherited wealth has now become dissipated, Gordon resents having to work for a living. The 'war' (and the poetry), however, aren't going particularly well and, under the stress of his 'self-imposed exile' from affluence, Gordon has become absurd, petty and deeply neurotic…
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  • ldformailshared an impression7 years ago

    Very sencere deep dive in to the routine of 19 century before WW2 London. Clear, classik, realy.

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