A Clergyman's Daughter

A Clergyman's Daughter

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by George Orwell
     
 

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Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, performs good works, cultivates good thoughts, and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad thought arises. She then has a series of unexpected and degrading adventures after becoming a victim of amnesia. Though she regains her life as a clergyman’s daughter, she has lost her faith.

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Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, performs good works, cultivates good thoughts, and pricks her arm with a pin when a bad thought arises. She then has a series of unexpected and degrading adventures after becoming a victim of amnesia. Though she regains her life as a clergyman’s daughter, she has lost her faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547563848
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/01/1950
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
470 KB

Meet the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about the hardships of 1930s British life and what happens to someone who loses their faith and can not reclaim it. All of Orwell's books that I have read help me to put my life in perspective. I suggest you not read this book on an empty stomach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give it four stars because I like all of Orwell's writing but this book pales in comparison to Orwell's other works. Burmese Days, 1984, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, and Coming Up For Air are all better choices in my opinion. A Clergyman's Daughter seems choppy and the story itself is pretty unbelievable. Still a reccomended read however.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. You have to hand it to George Orwell to do it again! If you buy only one book in your life again, make it this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting, well written story of a daughter "caught" in the role of caring for her father and his church congregation following his wife's death. That in and of itself would make a wonderful sad story .. but then G. Orwell adds in a "loss of memory" period where she experiences another side of life .. and then eventually returns to continue her former life. That made for a good read also .. but his explanation of why it happened didn't sit well with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Orwell uses the travails of Dorothy, amnesia sufferer,to deliver his caustic social commentary on early Twentieth Century England. Despite some inexplicable gaps in the story Orwell's masterly writing trumps all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago